The universe seen with other eyes than ours

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    #1 oldcrowcv63, Mar 11, 2014
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    Thought some of you might find this interesting. Found this jpl page on the web when searching for a depiction of night sky imagery at different wavelengths. Search inspired by the new Cosmos series and the last episode of HBO's True Detective.


    What our Milky Way galaxy looks like at different wavelengths of light


    Chromoscope
     
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    Now that explains a lot. It would seem that, on a Sunday morning, after a 'good night' in the pub the evening before, we see things in the Far Infra Red spectrum ........ a range that I believe Jan is very familiar with !
     
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    I have been fascinated with the great universe dynamics, oldcrowcv63 :shock:
    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Interesting find! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    That's pretty cool!
     
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    Thanks..that's cool.
     
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    Very fething cool, nothing like space to feel optimistic - or those with spatial awarness problems, like drowning.
     
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    Now add in the time factor. Nothing you see is "as it is" but is actually "as it was" The moon you see at night is 2sec old, the sun is 8min old. Looking up is looking into the past.
     
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    Hrmmph! Even the Universe is palming off out of date stuff these days !
     
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    Thats why we feel old when looking in the mirror then....
     
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    Yup, it takes light 3 billionths of a second to cross a meter. So the further from the mirror the older the image, which really isn't there, by the way, as it's a virtual image formed by your brain.
     
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    Just remember that you’re standing on a Planet that’s
    evolving


    Revolving at nine hundred miles an hour
    It’s orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it’s reckoned,
    A Sun that is the source of all our power
    The Sun and you and me and all the Stars that we can see
    Are moving at a million miles a day
    In an Outer Spiral Arm at forty thousand miles an hour
    Of the Galaxy we call the Milky Way

    Our Galaxy itself contains a hundred billion Stars
    It’s a hundred thousand Light Years side to side
    It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand Light Years thick
    But out by us it’s just three thousand light years wide
    We’re thirty thousand light years from Galactic Central
    Point

    We go round every two hundred million years
    And our Galaxy is only one of millions of billions
    In this amazing and expanding Universe

    The Universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
    In all of the directions it can whizz
    As fast as it can go, the Speed of Light you know,
    Twelve million miles a minute and that’s the fastest speed
    there is,

    So remember when you’re feeling very small and insecure
    How amazingly unlikely is your birth
    And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in
    Space

    ‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth
     
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    Well, on the other hand look at it another way. You are literally a Star Child made from Star Dust. The iron in your blood was made in the heart of an exploding star (a nova or super-nova) That goes for every other element that makes up this planet. The Earth is relatively rich in heavy elements thus many stars had to "die" to produce those heavy elements.
    Also, The human genome contains approximately 3 billion base pairs, which reside in the 23 pairs of chromosomes within the nucleus of all our cells. Each chromosome contains hundreds to thousands of genes, which carry the instructions for making proteins. Each of the estimated 30,000 genes in the human genome makes an average of three proteins.
    Considering the possible combinations you are totally unique. No one exactly like you has ever existed nor ever will again.
     
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