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Fascinating video about mapping galaxies

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  1. TEG

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    Very educational, thanks. This got me doing a little bit of research, and here are some interesting statistics:

    -It's estimated that there are about 200 billion stars in our own galaxy
    -There are likely close to 200 billion galaxies in the universe
    -There are about 9 x 10^49 atoms that make up Earth, or 90,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms
     
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    Great video. Thanks for posting it. I can only imagine how much time and effort these scientists put into mapping our supercluster.
     
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    Very cool, but I notice a distinct lack of superchargers in the super cluster maps. How am I supposed to get to a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse without superchargers? Come on Tesla, pull some strings at SpaceX and get this important route covered.
     
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    What I always find fascinating if you write all this "0's" is that one zero more or less seems insignificant but adding just one more zero means ten times more! In this case the number of atoms in ten earths!
     
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    Have no fear, it's in the works along with the new drive system that can take you from 0-100 light years per second in 3 seconds :wink:

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    So true!

     
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    Yeah numbers are cool. Like how easy it is to write a number of a value larger than the number of molecules used in the ink to write it.
    Ink Molecules
     
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    Wow, wow, wow. That is amazing. Like most brilliant ideas, it's so simple: drawing the arcs of motion to reveal an otherwise invisible structure. You can't help but smack your forehead and wonder, "why didn't I think of that?"
     

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