Laniakea: Our home supercluster

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    Sep 17, 2014 6:07 AM GMT
    Laniakea: Our home supercluster




    Scientists Mapped 8,000 Galaxies Surrounding Us And Found *This* Amazing Discovery

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENyyRwxpHo
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    Sep 17, 2014 3:23 PM GMT
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    Sep 17, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
    And to put things in perspective there are 200-400 billion stars in our Galaxy. The number varies so much because stars such as the Sun are too small to count.

    So tell me that it really matters where a guy ends up sticking his dick in the unimaginably immense scheme of things.
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    Sep 17, 2014 9:41 PM GMT
    Nice juxtaposition theantijock!

    I had thought images of Laniakea looked similar to the central nervous system [from other photos/pics] and thought I was alone in anthropomorphizing the image in that way.

    Then I saw your side-by-side comparison with the brain cell - which is pretty remarkable in it's resemblance. It does make one wonder about the similarities & patterns within the universe all around us - or in this instance, WITHIN us.





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    Sep 17, 2014 11:10 PM GMT
    GenericProfileName saidNice juxtaposition theantijock!

    I had thought images of Laniakea looked similar to the central nervous system [from other photos/pics] and thought I was alone in anthropomorphizing the image in that way.

    Then I saw your side-by-side comparison with the brain cell - which is pretty remarkable in it's resemblance. It does make one wonder about the similarities & patterns within the universe all around us - or in this instance, WITHIN us.


    thanx GPN though when looking for one of each which I thought would appear similar when placed together, I'd found someone already did that years ago so just posted that person's pic. Ya gotta be fast to be first on the internet.

    If interested in pattern recognition, you might want check out works in line with this guy http://www.constructingtheuniverse.com/
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    Sep 18, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    Thanks for the link - a lot of material to take in. Will bookmark it and check it out further. Again, appreciate the share.