Europe’s Rosetta Comet

Photos: Europe’s Rosetta Comet Mission in Pictures
http://www.space.com/24266-rosetta-comet-mission-photos-esa.html

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Rosetta Mission

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Rosetta Mission

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Rosetta Mission

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Rosetta Mission

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Rosetta Mission

 

 

18 Photos That Will Make You Reconsider Your Existence!

on 17 February, 2015 at 16:21

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The human species is great, but its tendency to claim superiority may be its affliction. View these photos and challenge your perspective.

The human race has an affliction of assumed superiority. Apparently with the advent of fire, the Homo erectus brain swelled to a proportion that allowed the capability to learn and develop language, fiddle with technology, and form meaningful relationships with others.

What didn’t happen with this ‘so-called’ jump in evolution, however, was the capability to live from a space of compassion, commune with nature, and respect (or easily perceive) the innate force that ties all together.

While human beings continue to transcend previous levels of innovation, intellect, and comprehension in self and the ‘Spirit’ of life, as a collective their air of superiority still reins supreme.

Which is why we suggest everyone take a good, long look at the photos gathered by diply below and really size up their existence in proportion to the majesty which exists in the rest of the universe.

FIRST, LET’S START OFF WITH YOU.

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AT 30,000 FEET, THIS IS WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE:

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AT 100,000 FEET, THIS IS YOU:

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AND FROM 127,852 FEET (WITH FELIX BAUMGARTNER JUMPING OUT A CAPSULE IN THE STRATOSPHERE), TAKE A GOOD LOOK…

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230,000 MILES AWAY, YOU’RE PRETTY SMALL, RIGHT?

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WOW – IN COMPARISON TO THE SUN, YOU’RE TINY!

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IN THE MILKY WAY GALAXY, EARTH ISN’T EVEN IN THE SCALE PHOTO.

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DON’T FRET. HOW ABOUT SOME MORE CONTRAST?

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THIS IS ROSETTA’S COMET. A PROBE WAS RECENTLY LANDED ON IT, AND THIS IS HOW BIG IT IS IN COMPARISON TO LOS ANGELES:

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TIME FOR A SELFIE! THIS IS EARTH IN SPACE. GORGEOUS, HUH?

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AND IF YOU’RE NOT VISUAL, MATH CAN BREAK IT DOWN:

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LET’S INTRODUCE SOME PERSPECTIVE:

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HUMBLED YET?

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50 MILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY…

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AND FINALLY, THE GRAND SCHEME:

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THIS IS THE MILKY WAY. IT BOASTS OVER A BILLION STARS:

Credit: The University of Edinburgh

…BUT WAIT. YOU STILL MATTER.

Credit: Fractal Dimensions

Just because the Universe is mighty, doesn’t diminish the importance of a single life or the beauty that exists on plant Earth. We’re just hoping some perspective might introduce some well-needed humility to the human race.

Credits: trueactivist.com

Spacing Out

Here are a couple embedded videos starring Jupiter and it’s moons. They are extremely short in duration. I love the sciences, and am especially interested in astronomy. I had thought when I was a kid, I could start a salvage business, snagging used satellites that needed upgrades or repair, and recycling them or bringing them back for JPL (Jet propulsion Lab ) to rebuild. Everyone thought I was crazy.

Hubble Captures Rare Triple-Moon Conjunction

I hope you like this, and I hope it actually works. Embeds are new to me! Enjoy…

Structure of a globular cluster

Zooming in on the Andromeda Galaxy

Published on Jan 14, 2015
This video begins with a ground-based view of the night sky, before zooming in on a Hubble image of the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as M31.

Astronomers discover a replica solar system – Astrobiology Magazine

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Kepler 444

via Astronomers discover a replica solar system – Astrobiology Magazine.

Scientists have located an ancient solar system, dating back to the dawn of the galaxy, which appears to be a miniature version of the inner planets in our own solar system. – See more at: http://www.astrobio.net/topic/deep-space/new-planets/astronomers-discover-replica-solar-system/#sthash.P9Kipf7e.dpuf

The old, Sun-like star, named Kepler-444, has five orbiting planets with sizes between those of Mercury and Venus. Kepler-444 formed 11.2 billion years ago, when the universe was less than 20% of its current age. This makes Kepler-444 the oldest known system of terrestrial-sized planets. The Kepler-444 system was already older than our own solar system is today when our Sun and planets were born. – See more at: http://www.astrobio.net/topic/deep-space/new-planets/astronomers-discover-replica-solar-system/#sthash.P9Kipf7e.dpuf

“This system shows that planet formation could take place under very different conditions from the ones in which our solar system was formed and has implications for estimating the total number of planets in our galaxy, and other galaxies,” Basu said.

The five planets in the Kepler-444 system have orbits that are equivalent to less than one-tenth of Earth’s distance from the Sun. The Kepler-444 planets are rocky and Earth-like, but their exact compositions are uncertain.

– See more at: http://www.astrobio.net/topic/deep-space/new-planets/astronomers-discover-replica-solar-system/#sthash.P9Kipf7e.dpuf

The scientists carried out their research using asteroseismology — listening to the host star’s natural resonances, which are caused by sound trapped within it – See more at: http://www.astrobio.net/topic/deep-space/new-planets/astronomers-discover-replica-solar-system/#sthash.P9Kipf7e.dpuf

The planets were then detected from the dimming that occurs when the planets transited, or passed across, the stellar disk. – See more at: http://www.astrobio.net/topic/deep-space/new-planets/astronomers-discover-replica-solar-system/#sthash.P9Kipf7e.dpuf

“We now know that Earth-sized planets have formed throughout most of the universe’s 13.8-billion-year history, which could provide scope for the existence of ancient life in the galaxy.” – See more at: http://www.astrobio.net/topic/deep-space/new-planets/astronomers-discover-replica-solar-system/#sthash.P9Kipf7e.dpuf