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Thread subject: Not about birds but very interesting!
Name Date Message
karen 12/30/05 08:34 am Subject: Galaxy...this is pretty extraordinary


> It's all about scale!
>
>> Subject: FW: Galaxy...this is pretty extraordinary
>>
>> Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida has
>> put up a very interesting page on its site. It
>> begins as a view of the Milky Way Galaxy viewed from
>> a distance of 10 million light years and then zooms
>> in towards Earth in powers of ten. 10 million, to
>> one million, to 100,000 light years and then it
>> finally reaches a large Oak tree. If ever there was
>> a witness to creation, these folks have captured it
>> for our viewing pleasure!
>>
>> Once you click on the site, the software does all
>> the work. Sit back and imagine how perfect our
>> universe is! You can play it forward and backward to
>> be amazed over and over. At the end it says AUTO....
>> click on that and review the process in reverse!
>>
>>
> http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html

Sorry that I did not keep those directions about getting a "live" link into the message board but cut and paste this site it is worth it
FOB Webmaster 12/30/05 09:15 am Wow, that's really cool. Hard to believe we're alone after seeing that. We look like we're some random planet in a random galaxy in a random corner of the universe.

As the saying goes, if we're alone, what a waste of space. haha
Marie 12/30/05 02:06 pm Thanks Karen for sharing that...most interesting and fascinating. All life forms are such that there is an interconnectedness to all things. Birds too. We are all made from STAR DUST.
Melanie 12/30/05 03:17 pm Why do I have Monty Python's Galaxy song zinging through my head? ;-p
Lori 12/30/05 10:00 pm Hee heehehee :-)0 Awww Melanie now I will never get that song outa my head!!! if I didn't have an inferiority complex I do now! Pretty cool Karen- Thanks
Madeline 12/31/05 12:21 am WOW ---AWESOME. It shows us how insignificent we are in the Big Picture of things. Lisa, your saying is so true, but hopefully we are not alone. I've taken too many voyages on the Starship Enterprise not to believe.

There was one dissapointment though, I tried stairing at the last picture in hopes of it being a MAGIC EYE image. It wasn't !!! LOL
Celeste 12/31/05 05:43 am Amazing Karen.....Thank you!
Zara 12/31/05 05:54 am That is FANTASTIC!! I have shared that info with some friends, hope you don't mind. Well it's too good to keep to yourself. :)) Thank you.
Kathy 12/31/05 01:14 pm Beautiful, thanks Karen.

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