the Whirlpool Galaxy

  • metta

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    Mar 02, 2013 7:23 AM GMT
    the Whirlpool Galaxy

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    http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/01/28/spiral_galaxy_m51_gorgeous_pictures_combines_hubble_and_spitzer_telescope.html
  • Lukehiker

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    Mar 02, 2013 7:40 AM GMT
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    The first is a galaxy my sister turned into a painting for me(don't have a pic of the painting on my comp, sorry), and the other two are more that I hope she does for me in the future.

    The universe truly is beautiful, isn't it?
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    Mar 02, 2013 5:19 PM GMT

    This looks far more efficient than the Maytag Galaxy, but how does the warranty compare?
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    Mar 02, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    Lukehiker saidThe universe truly is beautiful, isn't it?


    I don't believe in the afterlife, but if it did exist, the one thing I would love to do with my immaterial soul would be seeing these astronomical entities up close. Imagine being close to an event horizon, a neutron star, a star (hopefully souls can activate a sunglass module or something), a massive planet or a quasar (that would definitely need powerful sunglasses) Fly from planet to planet, see their different environments, travel from galaxy to galaxy and feel (without dying) the huge distances and timescales. Being able to see beyond the visible spectrum. Traveling in the speed of light! Oh, don't get me started... icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Lukehiker

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    Mar 02, 2013 11:29 PM GMT
    bachian said
    Lukehiker saidThe universe truly is beautiful, isn't it?


    I don't believe in the afterlife, but if it did exist, the one thing I would love to do with my immaterial soul would be seeing these astronomical entities up close. Imagine being close to an event horizon, a neutron star, a star (hopefully souls can activate a sunglass module or something), a massive planet or a quasar (that would definitely need powerful sunglasses) Fly from planet to planet, see their different environments, travel from galaxy to galaxy and feel (without dying) the huge distances and timescales. Being able to see beyond the visible spectrum. Traveling in the speed of light! Oh, don't get me started... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Yeah, that would be spectacular.

    Its my life's dream to make seeing such beauty possible for humanity.
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    Mar 03, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    damn i thought this was a thread about a new samsung super phone.
  • Beastmode

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    Mar 03, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
    Looks like it is in the process of cannibalising the other galaxy
  • Lukehiker

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    Mar 03, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    Beastmode saidLooks like it is in the process of cannibalising the other galaxy


    Actually that's an Elliptical galaxy behind it; and said Elliptical is probably 3-4 times the size of the Whirlpool.
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    Mar 03, 2013 1:56 PM GMT
    lol I though this thread was gonna be about appliances.
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    Mar 03, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    smudgetool said
    This looks far more efficient than the Maytag Galaxy, but how does the warranty compare?


    That was perfect.