Skip to comments.Very Cool Atlas of the Universe
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.
They find any planets out there not infested by libs? Looking for a better place to live.....
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.
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.
So much there which is no longer there and so much new that cannot yet be seen!
This is very interesting, thanks for posting it.
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.
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.
It’s sorta ....big...and...kinda spread out a waze.
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.
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?
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.
“Atlas of the Universe”
Not quite the “Hitchiker’s Guide to The Galaxy”, but cool nonetheless.
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