Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's a Big Universe

Today's post is a little bit of a cope out. I saw this video on another blog that I follow and just had to share it, if you haven't seen it already. It's the Known Universe, as mapped so far. Amazing, props to Leviuqse.


In some sadder news, the Space Shuttle Discovery's last flight is scheduled to take place on February 24 at 16:50 (4:50PM) Eastern time. It's been plagued with delays because of external tank problems. We don't need the tank blowing up on lift off. Hopefully all will go smoothly with this somber occasion and NASA can continue to look forward with new technology and new missions.

Now for the lighter side, CATURDAY!

This past summer, Maryland had a notorious stinkbug up rising. It wasn't that much fun, but our cats had fun with them. Anyways, here we are in the second half of winter and they still pop-up every now and again, especially in warm places like houses. This morning I found this sitting outside my door.
It's a little dead stinkbug. I am pretty sure that one of our two cats put it there. And probably not the one I showed you last week, I am pretty sure that this is Bella's doing. I think she is either bribing me or threatening me to give her more treats. Just look at this cute little calico face of evil.


38 comments:

Scott said...

What an amazing video. Well worth the whole 6 minutes of your life!

Charles said...

thats a really cool video, thanks!

mtn said...

wow, the video was amazing

Sieger said...

such a vast expanse, quite epic

Blog_Master_Flex said...

That video really puts the universe in perspective!

Kinda scary really

Siphil said...

Awesome video. I remember seeing that a few months ago.

724427 said...

Interesting video, thanks for the share.

Niko said...

You better start treating Bella right or you will pay with your life.

amber said...

Amazing video! And, caturday, yeah.. :3

Lost.in.Idaho said...

Happy Caturday! Stink bug wanted to celebrate, but he was eated.

D.B. said...

awesome vid!

cat pic was nice too. keep it up

Improve your Vocab! said...

amazing video! i sat in awe for six minutes, then was quickly snapped back to reality with a cat story. it was just the transition i needed.

Paddock Webfoot said...

Most humbling video. Thanks.

seamagpie said...

caturday!

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I am actually going to be sharing this video on my facebook page! Thanks for posting it, I think more people need to be made aware of the actual scale we are working in with this dimension. I'll definitely be following from here on out!

LifeHacks said...

I don't know how you can be a religious person after seeing a video like that!

obi said...

watched through, great vid thx for posting!

Major.Mack said...

that is an interesting vid.

AnthropoSeptic said...

Those types of videos and documentaries always make me feel all mixed up, a combination of awe and horror. I don't know why.

fabio_2007 said...

great video.

TWIG128 said...

That video makes me wish I had an IMAX in my home :(

Anonymous. said...

Really impressive.

Smog Town Leaf said...

So insignificant...

Cool video, thanks for sharing.

Daan said...

that's crazy stuff

Bear_Shark said...

Yeah I've seen that before but it's still really cool

Innovations said...

how can you say the universe is large if you don't know its size in comparison with the cosmos.

Meghan Moran said...

you got yourself a hardworking cat, you gotta treat her to tuna

Pop Tart Fine Dining said...

Really mixes things up for me in a distantly emotional kind of sense, seeing the scope of the universe in that light. Great blog btw!

cooperlife said...

amazing video. you need to write more about space stuff =D

sad to hear about the space shuttle discovery's last flight. I guess it had to happen eventually though

christopher said...

It's hard to believe how huge space is. It makes me feel tiny :(

JoeyPo said...

Nice Blog, following

Leviuqse said...

thanks for the prop
is sad to know the shuttles are in their last flights, but I cant wait to see the new ones!!

Shockwave said...

Very interesting video, thanks for sharing!

http://starwars-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Looking forward to more posts! Good stuff.

Steve said...

bookmarked!

Jericho Wheeland said...

By Thor's Hammer! It's full of stars!

Ghostmouth said...

ffff that video just made my day. love your blog, dude. followed!

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