What's the most interesting thing you know about space, /b/?
that one fucking day we are gopnna fucking overpopulate our solar system and gonna start assraping the galaxy and after we are done with that we start with the other galaxys
but the most important thing i know about space is that there is no bigger faggot out there than OP
For decades, Pluto was the ninth planet in our solar system. And then one day, it suddenly wasn't a planet anymore. Nothing about its size, mass, composition, speed, orbit, or mass changed. But it just instantaneously stopped being a planet. It is this mystery that science cannot explain, and which stands as undeniable proof of the work of a supernatural being.
No sources and I might even be incorrect whe I say this.
>known universe is 46 billion lightyears across.
>If known universe was shrunk to the size of a quarter, then the size of the full universe in relation to the known universe would be the size of Earth.
Just let that sink in.
The reason our galaxy keeps spinning is because of a massive blackhole in the center, which will one day consume us all. Hurray!
Yes, there had to be something probably, but it surpasses our fantasy.
Plus, we, our bodies, our atoms are part of the universe. We were created in it. We question the universe. If you connect those facts causally, then the universe created a being that questions the universe. The universe created something to question itself. It got selfconscious.
>Still thinking there needs to be a "why" to explain existence
How does it feel to know that you will never know if we are able to travel to Any planet exept for Mars, because you'll be dead before we reach that point of technical achivement.
There is no point is wondering why something happened, when it is a prerequisite for you to be able to ask the question.
There are maybe billions upon billions of failed big bangs out there for each actual universe, were nothing happened and nobody can ask that question.
>Space and time
Master or Time and Space
The earth's orbit is elliptical, wandering roughly 5 million km closer/farther each year.
I'm quite positive that is extremely wrong and you should feel bad for believing it.
If that was the case, I'd be incinerated as we speak, seeing as how I am sitting on the second story of a building. Also, picture the following: a bunch of niggers are playing basketball at some park during the daytime. One of the niggers goes to "posterize" another nigger with a dunk on the 10 ft hoop. As he rises above the hoop with his hands, they are incinerated because they are now 10 ft closer. Funny image, right?
In conclusion.....you're a fucktard.
Honestly I'm okay with it. Sure it'd be cool to experience, but in the end what does it really accomplish? The on;y thing I can see us getting out of it is maybe a new element or possibly new life, which is highly doubtful in our galaxy.
space is malleable, the closer you move to the speed of light the more space contracts.
And also the faster you travel or the closer to the speed of light you get then time will slow down for you relative to someone who is traveling a lot slower through space
thats actually not true. there are hypothetical particles called tachyons that can travel faster than light (but there is still no proof for that, so in that case you are right as well)
>falling this hard for obvious troll
The size of this galaxy never ceases to amaze me. Ic 1101 is larger than our local galactic cluster. It isn't just larger than most galaxies, it actually dwarfs the gap between them by several times. In the picture, the specs of light in front of it are entire galaxies. It's size is just unreal. Over 100 trillion stars, over 6 million light years across. Yet it's just one of many super-galaxies.
He means why does the universe and especially monumental question such as 'why is there existence' have to conform to the logic that a reason is needed. It's just there. Logic in itself is a creation of the universe and we can't apply the smaller functioning examples to bigger questions.
Earth has about 1.75 to 3.25 billion years left to thrive and our Sun has about 7 billion years left in its life
pic unrelated I took it and just wanted to show someone
The observable universe is 14 Gigaparsecs in diameter. Everything beyond is so far away that the light has not arrived to earth yet. It needs more time than the current age of the universe.
Mind fucking blown.
Also the moon is closer than 10 feet to the sun. Due to it's orbit all the people and cities up there burned up. When it went 10 feet further it all froze. Thats why it's so cold up there.
And I'm drinking tequila.
Really but previous statement still real, Pluto is called a dwarf PLANET. Technically still a planet. I don't really give a shit, I just like pointing that out to people.
Glad to see I wasn't the only one who thoroughly enjoyed this topic from the other day. Perhaps this could become more of a recurring thing as human beings can actually be quite interesting when they actually come together and interact with one another, sharing information and opinions--not just calling everyone a faggot.
I have nothing interesting to contribute yet, though. Just thought I would give this topic a bump and a smile.
There are 5 dwarf planets in our solar system including pluto, so I still don't understand why people go by this "there are 8 planets in the solar system" when there's clearly more
Like it's not that hard to learn about 13 instead of 8
I'm just gonna keep posting my moon pics
i get that, it just isn't covered by the science curriculum where I live. Growing up, I learned about Pluto until one day my teacher said we were all faggots for believing in the little guy, don't know why he was so hateful on the Netherlands when they shit on Brazil but whatever. Never learned about the other dwarf planets though, don't know why.
What I mean is, our language evolved for living on Earth. Our language forms the basis of our thoughts. Our brains can only produce thoughts related to language, so something completely outside of our reference point (life on Earth) can't be described through language.
Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris are all located within the Kuiper belt with the exception of Ceres, which is located in the asteroid belt
But yeah you can understand the demotion right? I just don't get the numbering
If anything pluto should have been reclassified as a dwarf planet /and then/ it just be made common knowledge that there are officially 13 planets in the solar system
Nigga are you stupid or just trying to be stupid?
A few paragraphs down
It's relevant because the discussion was about whether there is a point in attempting to understand the "meaning of the universe." I said physical reality because I'm high, but what I really meant is reality as defined by the way time and distance is perceived on Earth. There is no point looking for meaning in anything abstract using language), which means there is no point looking for it using thoughts ("understanding"
Ehh, might have changed it since I was in school but we never learned about them. Learned about the different belts but it was mostly about shit involving the sun or the earth. I'm enrolled for an astro class in the spring though so hopefully I can actually learn something.
I understand the demotion, just not why since it became a dwarf planet it is now irrelevant. High school teachers can teach what they want though.
Mercury was so close to the sun that it burned all of the faggots who lived on it and since faggots were the only source of fuel on the planet, it became nothing but a rock with fag ashes everywhere which is why Venus is the hottest planet.
Black Holes have an infinitly dense point at their centre, which caused the gravity from them. Inside of the black sphere of them, but not at the point there is so much energy that we can't imagine how hot it is in their.
There is a Super Massive Black Hole at the centre of every galaxy.
Neutron Stars are, madee out of Neutrons which are neutral charged sub-atomic particles.
>why would anyone listen to you
I don't know or care. It's just obvious that language forms thoughts, and language can't deal with inhuman abstractions such as what happens to time and distance on a cosmic scale. Therefore any meaning found in existence that can be expressed in thoughts (words) is going to be flawed and unrelated to reality. There's simply no evidence the brain can conceive of even a tiny portion of what makes up reality, let alone find a coherent meaning that holds it all together.
at the same conference where pluto was declassified as a planet, Jupiter was also, due to the fact that it hasnt "cleared its orbit" insofar as matter occupies to same orbit as jupiter due to its 5 lagrange points.
also, between pluto being discovered and being declassified, it did not make 1 full orbit of the sun.
You could fit every planet in our solar system (striking the dwarf planets) in between the distance from the Earth to the moon
You could check the sizes of every planet and do the math if you'd like
In 1995 they discovered a cloud of gas that is 1000 times larger than our solar system and contains ethyl alcohol to fill....400 trillion trillion, pints of beer! probably the coolest thing i know about space
The universe we live in may be a metastable false vacuum, and it could tunnel to a lower point of energy leading to the nucleation of true vacuum within it at any given point. This bubble of true vacuum would consume the universe at the speed of light in all directions.
If this is true, it may be hapenning right now in what we know as the "great voids", enormous empty regions of space.
More interesting is what we don't know.
1) What is dark matter & dark energy?
2) How and why do they come into existence out of nothing?
3) Why do they have gravity and antigravity effects ?
>How and why do they come into existence out of nothing?
Kind of explained here: >>557289703
The universe escalated from true vacuum to a metastable higher energy vacuum. We're actually nothingness, but in higher energy form.
When galaxies collide, individual stars almost never collide. It is just as if the galaxies pass right through each other. Those great big pretty cities of stars astronomers photograph in the night sky are mostly made of empty space. The average distance between stars in our galaxy is around 160 billion km (100 billion mi). That is analogous to one ping-pong ball every 3.2 km (2.0 mi).
But gravity means they often lose their structure - they may be strung out into a stream of stars and gas several hundreds of millions of light years long, or one galaxy may eventually be engulfed by the other. This process takes hundreds of millions to billions of years. Our own galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy are on a collision course with each other, but it won't happen for another 4 billion years.
If this is B8 then you win.. But I gotta call bullshit on this one.
Pretty hard to explain in ordinary words...
First there was true and absolute vacuum in the lowest possible state of energy, then, for some reason it escalated to a higher state of energy (pic related), and our universe was born. It is still a vacuum, but less stable and with higher energy. That means it could return to its inital state at any given point, creating a bubble of true vacuum that would consume our universe at the speed of light.