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Very Cool Atlas of the Universe
Atlas of the Universe ^ | January 13, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 01/13/2014 7:22:28 PM PST by lbryce

This web page is designed to give everyone an idea of what our universe actually looks like. There are nine main maps on this web page, each one approximately ten times the scale of the previous one. The first map shows the nearest stars and then the other maps slowly expand out until we have reached the scale of the entire visible universe.

This atlas does a very good job of providing the proper persepctive in demonstrating the vast distances that encompass our known universe.

Of course, like most people, you will find yourself being able to maintain focus, losing your perpspective of what was your starting point, The Earth, as you expand further beyond into larger realms of space/time until you reach the very edge of the visible Universe.

The image below provides a summary of the entire atlas in nine pages that begins with the first step beginning with our sun and expanded out to 12.5 light years, each step 10/20 fold from the previous point until we reach the full expansion of aproximately 14 Billion light years of the visible Universe.

Here below on the left is the most recent viewpoint in your perspective of the universe before you expand one last final time to the very edge of the visible universe on the right.



TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Education; Science
KEYWORDS: cosmology

1 posted on 01/13/2014 7:22:28 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Cool!


2 posted on 01/13/2014 7:25:47 PM PST by 4Liberty (Mr President 'If you Like your college transcripts...can we see them?')
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark


3 posted on 01/13/2014 7:33:18 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: lbryce

They find any planets out there not infested by libs? Looking for a better place to live.....


4 posted on 01/13/2014 7:35:35 PM PST by GraceG
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To: lbryce

Hey, my Heavenly Father made that! Well, actually, His Son, Christ my Savior spoke it into existence. Those who have a personal relationship with the Father and His Son will get to enjoy eternity exploring and developing that apparently infinite creation.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 7:38:05 PM PST by Tucker39 ("Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.")
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To: lbryce

Remember hen you look at those images, folks - we are the only intelligent life in all of that. Just us, on this one planet. Alone.

LOL...


6 posted on 01/13/2014 7:51:46 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: lbryce

So much there which is no longer there and so much new that cannot yet be seen!


7 posted on 01/13/2014 7:54:02 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: lbryce

This is very interesting, thanks for posting it.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 8:02:35 PM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
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To: lbryce

PFL


9 posted on 01/13/2014 8:07:32 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

That is emphatically true. Looking at galaxies billions of light years away, what we are seeing is what the galaxy looked liked billions of years ago when the light we only get to see now has finally arrived within our sight. Looking at the stars, galaxies, we are actuallly looking into the distant past, due to the limitations on the speed of light already the fastest in the universe at 186,000 miles per second. It’s just that the distances that encompass space is that much more daunting. Do you remember the pillars of creation caught by the Hubble Telescope, a stellar nursery for star creation? Those objects were light years long and wide. Recently,scientists made a startling announcement, that the pillars of creation as we saw them through Hubble had already vanished. It’s just the speed of light revealing the structures having vanished having to travel the vast distances until it reaches us won’t arrive for centuries. Boggles the mind.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 8:12:51 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: SunkenCiv

Come join us we traverse the farthest reaches of time/space to the very edge of the Universe a mere 13.7 billion light years away. Hurry up and we might make it back for breakfast.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 8:16:44 PM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: lbryce

It’s sorta ....big...and...kinda spread out a waze.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 8:40:57 PM PST by Sapwolf (Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty. -Sowell)
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To: lbryce

Bookmark.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 8:44:02 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: reed13

Mark


14 posted on 01/13/2014 9:03:52 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: Talisker
What thrills me is knowing that somewhere out there, in the great vastness of it all, is a planet shaped just like Alfred E. Newman's head. I mean, how could it not be out there?
15 posted on 01/13/2014 9:07:50 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
What thrills me is knowing that somewhere out there, in the great vastness of it all, is a planet shaped just like Alfred E. Newman's head. I mean, how could it not be out there?

Depends on what your definition of great vastness, is.

But think about the generally accepted definition of great vastness - it's already come up with - you.

Compared to that, a planet shaped just like Alfred E. Newman's head is trivial.

; )

16 posted on 01/13/2014 9:19:00 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: lbryce

Thanks for posting. I love astronomy, cosmology and physics. This site says it was last updated in 2006 though. Are there any similar but newer sites you know?


17 posted on 01/13/2014 9:23:14 PM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Talisker

Yes, exactly!

There also is a planetary system that looks just like the Jackson 5. In fact, there are two of them — one with Jermaine and the other without.

Like you say, it’s trivially obvious that these things exist.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 9:32:24 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: lbryce

.. interesting.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 9:54:21 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: lbryce

“Atlas of the Universe”

Not quite the “Hitchiker’s Guide to The Galaxy”, but cool nonetheless.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 10:11:46 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Yeah, 2006 is prehistoric as far as breakthroughs in cosmology are concerned. I’ve actually found a number of excellent atlases that much more advanced technically and have been updated more recently that I didn’t have the time to post last night but will try to post them later today or tomorrow and will ping you as soon as they are posted.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 3:14:11 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: lbryce

Hehe, nice one. I’ll be looking forward to other cool resources you find. I spent a good deal of time on this site today and enjoyed it.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 3:39:24 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: lbryce

Bookmark.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 4:00:24 AM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: Tucker39

Make a pretty good team, don’t They!


24 posted on 01/14/2014 6:54:39 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: KoRn; lbryce; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ...

Thanks for the pings, extra to APoD.


25 posted on 01/14/2014 7:33:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
I've been working on posting several excellent sources for Universes Atlases, other equally impressive tools dealing with cosmology, planetary exploration, but the process of posting them are quite arduous and Imight not have it ready until tomorrow.

One thing I will tell you that you will not be disappointed and saying that I've really understated it. Some of them are like nothing you've ever seen. Please kindly hold on to tommorrow at the very latest.

I will inform you as soon as it's online at FR.

Have a great day.

All The Very Best.

Leonard Bryce.

26 posted on 01/15/2014 7:11:37 AM PST by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: GraceG

this is the best place to live g convincing the libs there is a better place shount be too difficult and just think of the sendoff


27 posted on 01/15/2014 5:13:37 PM PST by bigheadfred
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