Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Funny how the mind works sometimes.

I think it was a combination of thinking about the size comparison post I did with the Daemonscape vehicle and the link I posted to the  H. R. Giger obituary that reminded me of the images below. I thought I would share them with you, however off topic or tenuously sci-fi they may be, but beware if you're feeling like a big shot as thinking of Antares might deflate in a hurry!











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    1. I totally agree, the graduation from Earth to Antares is mind-blowing.

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  2. Makes you feel rather insignificant!!!

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    1. It really does! I remember the first time I saw these, I suddenly realised that people's poor use of grammar on the internet or the popular obsession with minor celebrities just didn't matter so much any more.

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  3. It is mind blowing really.
    It reminds me of a time last summer when a couple of mates came with their telescopes. We've been able to watch Mars quite acurrately and we even managed to see Saturn's rings... you just can't believe how awed and shocked I was by this. It was like having the proof right under my nose that all of this exists and that the universe is just a monstrous gigantic unreachable thing.

    This pics do quite the same.

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    1. I'm pleased the pictures were of interest. I find the universe absolutely fascinating and the struggle to comprehend it is equally engaging. I like the way you describe its size.

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  4. I'm a bit of an enthusiastic, amateur (very!) astronomer too. Saturn's rings are stunning and last time I thought I could make out what must have been Titan orbiting nearby. I could just about make out the polar ice caps on Mars too - no canals or bursts of green gas unfortunately though...

    Interestingly Betelgeuse is thought to be nearing the end and will go super nova sometime in the next million years or so - that'll certainly be a big bang!

    In terms of perspective - looking down our spiral arm of the Milky Way on a clear night makes me feel dizzy.

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    1. I should point out that the final panel is someone's copy, I couldn't find the original image for some reason. The spelling leaves a bit to be desired, your version of Betelgeuse is the correct one!

      A million years is 'soon' in the grand scheme of things, another way to feel insignificant. I get a bit of vertigo when my mind briefly comprehends the enormity of the universe before rejecting what's happening and thinking about beer or something.

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  5. Wonderful....it's got my Friday afternoon at work into perspective!!

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    1. Glad to be of service Sidney! Quite an interesting way to wrap your head around things isn't it?

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  6. Wow, everytime I see a comparison like this I feel so... tiny. I love this kind of pics, really puts you into perspective!

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    1. It's quite an eye-opener isn't it? Suddenly big problems or challenges don't seem so big anymore.

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  7. Can I use your Images in my Android game please? I m not a studio hence I look out for free stuff, ill post the link to my game once published :)

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