#1 Edited by Recostar (118 posts) -

In this dark void of space warmed only by the sun is our little blue planet. I couldn't possible describe how beautiful it is, maybe this video will help. We are so small compared to what's out there, we should remember that in the end all we have is each other...

Ya, i know it's a little sappy, but it's how i feel.

#2 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

thats a really awesome video, but whats all that green stuff?

#3 Posted by psylah (2181 posts) -
#4 Posted by AlexW00d (6302 posts) -

@Clonedzero said:

thats a really awesome video, but whats all that green stuff?

I've not watched the video, but aurora probably.

#5 Posted by CaLe (4018 posts) -

It will all be gone one day.

#6 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

@CaLe said:

It will all be gone one day.

not if time breaks and freezes its self on accident. it could happen.

#7 Posted by doosmacleod (189 posts) -

@psylah said:

In a different dark void of space, lit by only awesomeness, the spirit of Carl Sagan is standing aboard a ship based off of the seed of a dandelion, playing the most epic guitar riff humanity will never hear.

#8 Edited by CaLe (4018 posts) -

@Clonedzero said:

@CaLe said:

It will all be gone one day.

not if time breaks and freezes its self on accident. it could happen.

I hope it happens. Either that or a black hole consumes the Earth. That would be awesome.

#9 Posted by OldGuy (1566 posts) -

We are The Pale Blue Dot:

#10 Edited by Hunter5024 (5808 posts) -

This video is awesome. It makes me wish they could do this for the other planets. Why aren't they putting satellites like this in orbit over them instead of just launching probes out into nothingness? Dude what if there was an oregon trail game but with space instead of the beaver state? Excuse me while I go mail that shit to myself.

#11 Posted by doosmacleod (189 posts) -

@Hunter5024 said:

This video is awesome. It makes me wish they could do this for the other planets. Why aren't they putting satellites like this in orbit over them instead of just launching probes out into nothingness? Dude what if there was an oregon trail game but with space instead of the beaver state? Excuse me while I go mail that shit to myself.

We tried to ford the wormhole but one of my children fell into the abyss!

#12 Posted by Recostar (118 posts) -

I"m really glad you guys liked this video. As I was watching it I just got this feeling come over me like the world is our home and we all need to see how small it is. Maybe this way we could realize that we really do have just each other. Despite the wars and hardships we all need to share this little planet. when you sit back and look at it from a distance you can see that we are all living on this crazy little beautiful rock just floating in space.

Yup, i'm a sappy one :$

#13 Posted by Asrahn (552 posts) -
#14 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

This tiny blue planet has convinced me we need to focus upon conquering the galaxy and subjugating or annihilating all the filthy xenos races we find.

FOR THE EMPEROR!

#15 Posted by BaneFireLord (2950 posts) -
#16 Posted by kindgineer (2768 posts) -

As always, the universe is a beautiful thing in time-lapse.

#17 Posted by psylah (2181 posts) -

@Hunter5024 said:

This video is awesome. It makes me wish they could do this for the other planets. Why aren't they putting satellites like this in orbit over them instead of just launching probes out into nothingness? Dude what if there was an oregon trail game but with space instead of the beaver state? Excuse me while I go mail that shit to myself.

We haven't had great cameras on past planetary survey satellites, but here's a few of an HD flyover of the moon.

Watch this one in hd:

This one is SD sadly

#18 Posted by Levio (1784 posts) -

sorry, I'm a little too preoccupied thinking about how terrible my life is to truly appreciate how insignificant it is

#19 Edited by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

The chances of finding out what's really going on in the universe are so remote, the only thing to do is hang the sense of it and keep yourself occupied

also I think we should breed cows that beg us to be eaten.

#20 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (765 posts) -

@doosmacleod said:

@psylah said:

In a different dark void of space, lit by only awesomeness, the spirit of Carl Sagan is standing aboard a ship based off of the seed of a dandelion, playing the most epic guitar riff humanity will never hear.

Best caption ever.

#21 Edited by Aleryn (704 posts) -

@Recostar: Sappy or not, it's good sentiment on your part. Thanks for the link.

#22 Edited by psylah (2181 posts) -
#23 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (765 posts) -

I didn't realize that I forgot to turn off the music I was listening to while watching that video. If any you have "D.C. Boogie" by Frank Zappa, play it while watching. It's amazing.

#24 Posted by Recostar (118 posts) -

@psylah: Absolutly amazing Picture , thank you so much for this. :)

#25 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

@CaLe said:

It will all be gone one day.

Is that a threat?

#26 Edited by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@Recostar: Also, I hate to get all technical on your awesome monologue. but the earth also creates heat with gravity, which creates lava or magma if you are so inclined.

#27 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

Awesome video. I don't think we're the only ones in the universe.

#28 Posted by guiseppe (2842 posts) -

@Asrahn: You beat me to it. Awesome.

#29 Posted by psylah (2181 posts) -

@Dagbiker: Don't forget the car-sized diamonds and giant cavernous geodes!

Didn't you learn anything from The Core?

#30 Posted by plaintomato (599 posts) -

The Earth is spinning like a top at around 1,000 MPH.

It’s flying through space on the Earth’s orbit around the Sun at over 67,000 MPH.

The Solar System is orbiting around the center of the Milky Way, a supermassive black hole 2.5 million times the mass of the Sun, at nearly 500,000 MPH.

The Milky Way is traveling almost three times that fast towards the Great Attractor.

The Great Attractor, with the Milky Way and countless other galaxies and galaxy clusters with their hundreds of billions of Solar Systems each, is moving even faster towards or around something beyond the observable universe.

And the whole Universe is expanding out faster than that, called Eternal Inflation.

And, one thing Eternal Inflation theories say is that we’re probably part of an infinite multiverse. That’s a whole lot of quarks and bosons.

The Milky Way alone contains between 200 and 400 billion stars, with an estimated 10 billion planets orbiting in the habitable zone around their stars.

And the Silver Surfer’s surname is Radd. For seriously.

#31 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

  

#32 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1146 posts) -

You know, Captain, every year of my life, I grow more and more convinced that the wisest and best is to fix our attention on the good and the beautiful if you just take the time to look at it.

#33 Posted by LobsterVendetta (116 posts) -

Oh hey I love Dark Void I...wait thats not what this topic is about.

But seriously, the footage in that video looks absolutely unreal. Neat stuff.

#34 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -
@CrossTheAtlantic said:

You know, Captain, every year of my life, I grow more and more convinced that the wisest and best is to fix our attention on the good and the beautiful if you just take the time to look at it.

You're some guy Makonnen.
#35 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

I feel like the song in that video was also in a really good Sci-fi movies.... maybe Sunshine?

#36 Posted by LD50 (415 posts) -

Nice sentiment. Great video.