The Most Important Image Ever Taken?

Discussion in 'Science and Nature' started by stephx420, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Forgive me if this has been posted already, I wouldn't be surprised if it has because it's such an awesome video but it's definitely deserving of being posted again.

    [ame=]YouTube - The Hubble Deep Field: The Most Important Image Ever Taken[/ame]

    I always watch this when I feel like tripping myself and thinking deeply about where Earth and what we do stands in comparison to the universe. It really gets you thinking about the possibility of life on other planets and whatnot.
  2. This has been posted a million times, but I honestly don't think a million and one times is enough...

    I try to get people to understand the scope of this image.

    Hold a piece of paper smaller than 1mm x 1mm at arms length and that is the size of this picture you are looking at. There are ten thousand galaxies in a part of the sky which is no larger than 1mm by 1mm held at arms length.

    Wikipedia says it is equal to one thirteen-millionth of the total area of the sky.

    That is mother-fucking insane! How small we are...
  3. GREAT video. It really is amazing as humans that we are lucky enough to even be able to reason about stuff like this. Sometimes I just think how amazing life really is. +rep to above posters
  4. yea. i watched the special show on discovery channel called into the universe with steven hawking. and what got me was when it said "life seems to be how matter reacts under the right conditions" i was mind fucked :smoke::smoke:
  5. is that from a full movie? if so can you please send me the name of it in a PM? i'd love to watch teh whole thing
  6. It never gets old... :smoke:
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    First picture picture of Earth from space - 1946 from a V2
    I can't imagine how exciting it was to be alive when that happened
  8. I Hadent seen that, so i guess the Million and one post wasn't wasted. +Rep to the OP. TY!

    Makes me think of Jimmy Fallon:

    Hubble Got You!
  9. THe Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan was pretty cool....maybe not the most important picture in the history of man, but it definitely was the first time we got a ground-view of a world beyond our immediate planets.

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    I'm not sure how important it is in comparison to the Hubble Deep Field photograph but it certainly is humbling.
  11. Are those waves? The look like waves of liquid water...
  12. Probably not liquid water given how damn cold Titan is (surface temp around 100 Kelvin!)...but maybe liquid methane?
  13. gorgeous

  14. For real, and I always try to fit my head around it but I never can.
  15. one one the pics that move me most (for history and facts google monk self immolation):

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