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    Pretty cool video for anyone interested in space. It starts looking down over Mount Everest and then pulls back into space until it reaches the edges of the known Universe. Then it takes you back to Earth.

    Here's the video of The Known Universe. It's at the bottom of the page.

    Amazing how small we are within all that we know and who knows how much more is out there that we don't know.

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    Cool! Now if I could only find that pair of socks my wife lost in the laundry lasy week!!!!

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    Great video, vangogh. I have already forwarded it to my extended family. Thanks.

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    Frederick I think I saw them in Andromeda. I could swear I saw them floating by when we passed the galaxy.

    David it is a great video, isn't it? It popped up in my feed reader and I figured people here might enjoy it. It's amazing what a small part of the known universe we are.
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    My only question is "How did they send a camera out that far and get it back?"
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    They put in a call to the aliens and had them film everything.
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    That was a really cool diversion from my work, thanks. I do find space fascinating, though not quite enough to be an astronomer. I enjoy learning about it though.
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    Absolutely amazing and very timely for me since I just bought my beloved this super-duper telescope for Xmas!

    I'll send him this link AFTER he has opened his present!

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    So we'll see him here on Christmas day then. I don't have a telescope, but I do have a cool app for my iPhone. I can point the phone at the sky and a star map appears on the screen matching what I see in the sky where I'm pointing. You can zoom in or out on different stars and other astronomical objects and get more information about many.

    They have some other apps that let you remotely control a telescope with the phone.

    Steve I've taken a few astronomy classes, though I'm hardly an amateur astronomer. One day I'd like to get a nice telescope and get more into it. I was thinking of learning to capture some nice images of the sky.
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    Vangogh, you must have some outlying areas where light pollution is not an issue. With your elevation, that probably helps for star gazing.

    I've not taken classes, but I do have a few book on the subject, and often get distracted whenever an astonomy type article gets featured in the news blips. I typically read them no matter how busy I am.

    On a completely unrelated note, here is a good reason to watch the typing very carefully. When I went to type the word busy above, my fumble fingers typed busty because of a slip. Fortunately, I felt the slip and caught the typo before I completed it. It did provide a chuckle because if it had gone unnoticed. I would have said, "No matter how busty I am." Just think, I could have been featured on one of those comics that lowestbidder has threatened us all with. And now I've gone and blown the whistle on myself for something no one would have ever known about.
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