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4/1/07 2:46 PM
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Popularis, you are correct. It is very fascinating.
4/1/07 5:01 PM
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The (hotly contested) radius of VY Canis Majoris is about 2000 solar radii and the solar radius is 695000 km, so the radius of VYCM is 1,390,000,000 km. Circumference is (2 * pi * r) or (2 * pi * 1,390,000,000 km). That would be 8.7 x10^9 km 8.7 BILLION km or 5.4 BILLION miles. Now, the speed of sound is about 770 MPH, so divide 5.4 billion miles by that and you get just over 7 million hour, divided by 24 is 292k days or 801 years. If you traveled at the speed of sound, fucking Mach 1, non-stop in a straight line at sea level, it would take you 800 years to get all the way around VY Canis Majoris.
4/1/07 5:29 PM
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4/2/07 12:50 AM
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Wow ! My cock really is small.
4/2/07 12:59 AM
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"imagine if our human civilization got started on something the size of pollux or even sirius(with our earth's conditions). it would take a 100 lifetimes to travel the globe. " That thought just blew my mind.
4/2/07 1:16 AM
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4/2/07 1:30 AM
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4/2/07 2:14 AM
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4/2/07 3:15 AM
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4/2/07 8:18 PM
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4/3/07 9:00 AM
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I already knew all of that.
4/3/07 9:44 AM
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4/3/07 10:01 AM
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WHOA! I can see forever...
4/3/07 11:53 AM
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Arcturus is truly astounding. I can't even imagine something that large.
4/3/07 12:01 PM
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this thread makes me miss nova. carl sagan was a smart muthafucka.
4/3/07 2:52 PM
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Im about 25 pages into Pale Blue Dot
4/3/07 4:03 PM
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""Shine on you crazy Diamond..pink Floyd! :)" That has to be the BEST song ever for an astronomy video!!! I love that friggin song." Yeah. Makes me want to pull out my CDs. Perfect selection. "Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is. I mean you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." -- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
4/3/07 6:28 PM
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I don't think our moon should have the title of "The" Moon. That's like calling me The Man. Doubtless there are many other moons considerably larger and more impressive. It should just be called "a moon".
4/3/07 6:43 PM
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It's name is 'Luna', btw
4/3/07 7:10 PM
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4/3/07 7:15 PM
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4/3/07 10:33 PM
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4/3/07 11:50 PM
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Space needs something big soon. Pluto being booted just didnt do it for me.
4/5/07 4:33 AM
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This shit is absolutely incredible...Everytime I look at these pictures again, this shit blows my mind...

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