Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Universe Is Gigantic And Planet Earth Is Tiny

Courtesy: NASA /JPL-Caltech

Hyper giant Star located in the Large Magellanic Cloud. 100 times wider than Earths Sun.

The USS voyager was stranded 70,000 lightyears away in the Delta Quadrant. Even at warp nine it would have taken a life time to get back to earth. In my earlier post i described the amazing power of our sun.

In this image you can see the suns planets in our solar system. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the coldest Pluto. Look at our planet. Its the third nearest and its only a tiny speck! It makes you realise how tiny we really are just by looking at this image. Next look at the gigantic star above and compare it to our sun!

This image gives you an idea of whats in the universe. So what else is out there? Scientists now believe that wherever life sustaining planetary conditions exist, then plants, animals, even intelligent alien beings should exist in our universe! The universe is probably teeming with life and we've yet to discover it. If only NASA could figure out how to construct a ship like the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D. Now what a dream come true that would be!

Stars and Galaxies

It is believed that the disk surrounding the massive star above is composed of organic molecules necessary for life to evolve. The artists concept of the dust molecules surrounding the star above clearly demonstrates how big the spread of the disk is. Although this is an artists illustration, two such disks have been discovered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope around two stars like the one above, which do exist.

These stars (like the one above) are one hundred times wider each than our earths sun and the sun is 109 times wider than earth. People get lost on earth, imagine having starship capability and losing your way in the stellar systems of space. Better make sure your cb's working because the Galactic Democracy isn't sign posted!

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