Re: WEIRD STRANGE OR THOUGHT PROVOKING SH*T
Did you know the Earth revolves around the sun at a speed of just over 18 miles per second?
The solar system revolves around the center of the galaxy at a speed of 155 miles per second?
The galaxy is currently hurtling towards Andromeda at a speed that they can't even measure yet?
(I have always found it amazing that while human time is measured on the basis that our planet arrives at the same place in the cosmos every 365 days, we've never actually been at the same place since time began being measured)
The solar wind pounds us with gamma radiation every minute at roughly 270 miles per second?
There are over 916 known asteroids in this solar system that could pound our little planet into oblivion at any given moment? And astronomers are discovering more all the time? One might actually hit Mars this month.
96% of the universe is made up of matter that is absolutely invisible. Scientists don't even know what it is! They call it "Dark Matter".
The hubble deep field you refered to is a picture from so far away that the Earth didn't even EXIST when it existed. Thats how long the light necessary to take the photograph took to get to Earth. (For consistancy, light travels at 186,000 miles per second. A light year is the distance light travels in one year. For perspective, the Earth is 7,926.41 miles in diameter at the equator. The sun is 96,000,000 miles away. Light from the Sun takes about 8 seconds to get here) Man I'm a nerd...
Last edited by Bahamut; 01-12-2008 at 09:14 AM.