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ToraToraTora | 14:17 Thu 13th Feb 2020 | Science
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But that's still where the almost intelligent life is.
That's just a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam..
Superb image that really puts things into perspective.
In the great scheme of things, are we really all that important ??
Here's a song to go with it ...


"are we really all that important ??"

Yes.
> the grand scale of things

Always good to keep our insignificance in mind. Especially in a Science thread.
Well you lot may be insignificant anyway :0
Whenever I look at an image like that it makes me think how insignificant jim is. Ony joking jim :0)
I'm telling on you!! *sucks thumb*
Great work by Nice And Simple Astronomy, keeping it real.
Lol at 14:45 ..
Thanks for that TTT - awesome picture.
You are here
Ta for the Python clip, Ellipsis. Many a true word spoken (or sung) in jest:-)
They certainly did a good job of cleaning-up the original

Pale blue dot (Earth from 4 billion miles away). Image: Voyager 1/NASA, 6 June 1990

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6406794819_55660c30b2_b.jpg

https://www.theguardian.com/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2011/nov/27/1

Incredible!!!
// Whenever I look at an image like that it makes me think how insignificant jim is. Ony joking jim :0)//
smart arrissed one liner
oo heres another one
But that's still where the almost intelligent life is

then the aliens have never locked into AB then have they - - ter daaah !

transmitting at one trillionth of a watt
but thanks to ERC - error correcting codes - the messages are still intelligble

( good OU tv on that)

And we live a few decades, maybe 100 years. Human "civilisation" has lasted no more than 10-20,000 years. Our planet is 3.5 billion years old and the known universe 14 billion.
Thanks I've never seen that before, the picture with Saturn in the foreground is just awesome.

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