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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#21  Postby natselrox » Mar 09, 2010 4:21 pm

Spearthrower wrote:
thomasac13 wrote:lol, I even made an Indonesian translation of it on my facebook page, and my fellow Indonesian Atheists loves it so much that we decided to put the translation on a website.


Great news thomasac13!

This is a video I wish everyone could see! :thumbup:


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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#22  Postby Spearthrower » Mar 09, 2010 5:17 pm

thomasac13 wrote:lol, I even made an Indonesian translation of it on my facebook page, and my fellow Indonesian Atheists loves it so much that we decided to put the translation on a website.


You have inspired me to get this translated into Thai and see if I can generate some interest here. :cheers:
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#23  Postby natselrox » Mar 09, 2010 5:21 pm

Spearthrower wrote:
thomasac13 wrote:lol, I even made an Indonesian translation of it on my facebook page, and my fellow Indonesian Atheists loves it so much that we decided to put the translation on a website.


You have inspired me to get this translated into Thai and see if I can generate some interest here. :cheers:


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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#24  Postby thomasac13 » Mar 10, 2010 1:20 pm

whoa, seeing how you guys are interested in this, I might even record my translation and make a vid (I haven't made it yet, if you thought so)
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#25  Postby Mr P » Apr 25, 2010 2:34 pm

For anyone interested the music's by Vangelis and was the soundtrack to Cosmos.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMrC0kAgqhw[/youtube]
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#26  Postby The_Piper » Apr 25, 2010 2:59 pm

Mr P wrote:For anyone interested the music's by Vangelis and was the soundtrack to Cosmos.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMrC0kAgqhw[/youtube]

Great song. Listening to it, waiting for Sagan to narrate a fascinating story. :lol:
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#27  Postby natselrox » Apr 25, 2010 3:35 pm

The_Piper wrote:
Mr P wrote:For anyone interested the music's by Vangelis and was the soundtrack to Cosmos.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMrC0kAgqhw[/youtube]

Great song. Listening to it, waiting for Sagan to narrate a fascinating story. :lol:


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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#28  Postby HughMcB » Apr 25, 2010 3:44 pm

^^Some amazing images there :clap:
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#29  Postby ConnyRaSk » Apr 25, 2010 3:56 pm

I've sent The Pale Blue Dot to my family and to all of my friends and i hope you do too.

It really helps put everything into perspective.
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#30  Postby Mr P » Apr 27, 2010 4:22 am

natselrox wrote:
The_Piper wrote:
Great song. Listening to it, waiting for Sagan to narrate a fascinating story. :lol:


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#31  Postby FACT-MAN-2 » May 13, 2010 6:16 am

natselrox wrote:I have always felt the need to create a video providing the perspective from the opposite direction, the microscopic world. If only I could write that well...

It is said that we humans occupy a place that's halfway between the vastness of outer space and the far reaches of inner space, there's as much space out there as there is in there. We get lots of stimulating views of outer space, from Hubble and Keck and Palomar and the eyes we have in Southern Chile. These views opportune our ability to imagine it. But inner space is nowhere so well illuminated in the documentary sense, we get animations, and they certainbly help. But imagining inner space is a tall order.

They've been touching on this in the Black Hole thread, where it is decribed that matter at the singularity is so dense it has been forced to assume a structure that's plasma-like and unlike anything we know of. The seething cauldron of a black hole exemplifies inner space; it is dense and yet comparatively speaking there are vast reaches of empty space between its particles. It becomes a matter of scale. Shrink a human down to a size where his relationship to a particle in a black hole is the same as it is with our sun, and the next particle will appear to be at least as far away as a distant star.

Your project would have to be a digital animation done in some manner that allows us to perceive the depths to which you'd take us, molecular level on down to the atomic, where atoms are as we know very much like super miniature solar systems. It'd probably take lots of experimenting to achieve a portrayal that actually does give a viewer the sense of traveling down into inner space. It's a challenging visual to achieve. You need some words too of course ... to act as cues for our journey and help keep us on track for the depths. Can any of us really imagine standing next to a molecule? Let alone an atom?

The imagery in Sagan's piece does take us out to the far reaches of deep space, I get that sense from it. The idea of reversing this and going the other way is indeed an intrigueing notion. It's as far to an atom as it is to a distant galaxy, so to speak. We do get some documentary visuals of it, using X-ray microscopes and such. But the journey from here to there hasn't even been portrayed in any convincing manner to my knowledge.

I remember seeing some footage in a High School science class of an atomic structure from which individual atoms could be seen as they "boiled off" and flew away. The film was pretty grainy but individual atoms appeared like steel balls, all packed together and vibrating, and every now and then one would boil off and fly away (I'm using "boil off" here loosely). That footage was shot 50 years ago. I've never forgotten it.

All in all, pretty fascinating stuff. :thumbup:
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#32  Postby Ciwan » May 24, 2010 10:06 pm

This was brilliant Thank You.
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#33  Postby Kenaz » May 24, 2010 10:29 pm

Thanks for sharing this, seen it before; but it *never* hurts to read/watch it again! Also, the YouTube user who posted it has a lot of good content uploaded from many brilliant speakers. Milli Grazie!
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#34  Postby DanDare » Jul 05, 2010 3:04 pm

For looking into the micro world I like the visual style of this:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PKjF7OumYo[/youtube]
I like the inspirational presentation of this:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtmbcfb_rdc[/youtube]
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#35  Postby chairman bill » Jul 05, 2010 3:53 pm

Looking at the photos on the BBC site, I'm left wondering about the correlation between the colour brown and religious nut-jobbery. Just saying.
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#36  Postby crossbow » Aug 03, 2010 2:58 pm

Hi,

Here is a quite impressive animation showing "The Universe Within":

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java ... index.html

I hope it helps for the "inspiration" :)
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#38  Postby Animavore » Aug 11, 2011 2:44 pm

natselrox wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:
natselrox wrote:I have always felt the need to create a video providing the perspective from the opposite direction, the microscopic world. If only I could write that well...


Sounds great, I'll help! :cheers:


So it's final this time! We're doing this! :cheers:

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#39  Postby natselrox » Aug 12, 2011 2:46 am

Animavore wrote:
natselrox wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:

Sounds great, I'll help! :cheers:


So it's final this time! We're doing this! :cheers:

:lol: Of course you are.


You sound like that little voice in my head! :ill:

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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#40  Postby trubble76 » Dec 06, 2012 10:12 am

Black Marble - Earth At Night

Scientists unveiled today an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before.


http://www.flickr.com//photos/gsfc/sets ... 5121/show/


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