Ring of Dark Matter Discovered Around a Galaxy Cluster

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Neato.
     
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    I'm in awe looking at the high-res pic of that. The sheer amount of galaxies in that picture alone makes me realize how small and insignificant our planet is in comparison to the vastness of space.
     
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    I'm not even sure what I'm looking at.
     
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    This gave me the idea for a dark matter powered cloaking device. :O
     
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    I wouldn't say the Earth is insignificant compared to the rest of the universe. More like part of a larger whole.

    And thanks for the article, I like reading this kind of news.
     
  7. Chaos Muffin

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    That's too cool
     
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    mind bottling...
     
  9. Jux

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    No joke. It's difficult to comprehend the full scale of it. We're just a tiny speck in one galaxy out of billions. I wish there were a way to know what else was out there.
     
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    Are there lone stars bopping around out there that aren't in galaxies? I ask because of the giant red things in the pic.
     
  11. Chaos Incarnate

    Chaos Incarnate Not just a name.

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    Eh, don't let it get you down. It may be an insignificant part of thw whole, but Earth is significant to us, and that's what's important.
     
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    those ones are stars in our galaxy, they seem large because they are closer

    but in other words, yes there probably are stars that are not in galaxies at all.
     
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    I wouldn't say it gets me down - in fact, quite the opposite. I'm amazed at the vastness of the universe around us. I'm awed at the size and wonder of it, at the possibilities that are out there. I find it hard to understand how someone can look at a photo like that, with giant galaxies littered everywhere, and really believe that we're alone.
     

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