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# 11
02-10-2012, 01:19 PM
i'll say one thing before my mind explodes from the awesomeness...

how on earth do they DO this stuff!?

/mindblown
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# 12
02-10-2012, 01:21 PM
now imagine if the scale of the ingame universe were scaled to match this. . .
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# 13
02-10-2012, 01:25 PM
Really really cool link. I love stuff like this. If you guys like that, check out this video:

http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/universe

You can also download a 'digital universe' to fly around in...it blew my mind when I first saw it.
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# 14
02-10-2012, 01:31 PM
Here is another size comparison video I had seen recently.
It's in HD, so switch it to full screen.

Star Size Comparison HD
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# 15
02-10-2012, 01:36 PM
The universe is incredible! Even though it's my field of study, the size of astronomical objects keeps impressing. The smallest dwarf star is mindbogglingly gigantic compared to the human scale, and yet it looks like a grain of dust compared to giant stars like Arcturus!

For example, the Orion Nebula (my subject of study) is located a thousand light years from Earth... but it's still twice as big as the moon in the sky! (It's just really faint, you either need good binocular or a telescope to see it.)

Thanks a lot for sharing this with us Brandon!
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# 16
02-10-2012, 01:38 PM
Hmmm... Hallways are still too large.
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# 17
02-10-2012, 01:42 PM
Wow, thats so awesome! The scale of the universe is just astronomical lol. No way we can be alone, it would be awfully a waste of space! Thanks for showing!
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# 18
02-10-2012, 01:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirian_darkstar View Post
Here is another size comparison video I had seen recently.
It's in HD, so switch it to full screen.

Star Size Comparison HD
Yeah I have seen that one recently too. Star evolution is fascinating, its interesting to know how much of a range of different size stars there are as well.
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# 19
02-10-2012, 01:53 PM
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# 20
02-10-2012, 01:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PWE_BranFlakes
http://htwins.net/scale2/

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Epic, huh?

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
I expected this to be a poll about how large DS9 should be scaled.
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