||08-12-2009 08:39 AM
Originally Posted by TraMaI
Right? But to me it's not even about that with what this is. This is just amazing that there is SO MUCH out there that is "undiscovered" by humanity. I mean you think of the human race as being really advanced and then you see something like this and it makes our entire species seem like it's back in the stone age.
What really makes me sad is that theres like a 0.00000000000000000001% chance that we will even see any of those things in our lifetime. Sucks hard. You know how awesome it would be to see extraterrestrial life? I mean there are BILLIONS on galaxies in that picture with BILLIONS of stars per galaxy. We are but one planet orbiting one star in one galaxy out of the entire universe, there's no ******* way there isn't life out there.
Sorry for the rant too, but this video just made me think so much about everything for a good hour or so. (Not high >.>)
EDIT: Another thing to wrap your brains around is that the light in that picture is 13 BILLION YEARS OLD. That means that that image of that galaxy is taken a mere 700 million years after the creation of the universe. Viewing that image is basically like using a telescope to look directly into the past for a history of our universe. If they go just a tiny bit further, they can see exactly what happened during the big bang. How nuts is that shit?
thinking about the shear scale of the universe is a complete and utter mind ****. there was a video i saw once that showed the scale of the planets in our solar system, and then zoomed out to bigger and bigger stars. the biggest star made our sun look like a little spec.
i agree that there must be some form of life out there, but i seriously doubt theres anything advanced enough to travel from galaxy to galaxy. even traveling at light speed, which would be impossible for any object to achieve, it'd take millions of years to travel from one galaxy to the next. plus the fact they'd have to actually know theres life here, first before traveling that far.
im sure they may be super advanced beings that have colonized several planets over the course of thousands of years, but im sure it'd take billions of years for a lifeform to expand across a single galaxy. by which time you'll have millions more species because of how they would evolve to the conditions of each planet.
just think, if humans were somehow able to colonize mars, we'd have to evolve to adapt to the extreme conditions. the new colony on mars would develop new technology to fit with the environment, before long they wouldn't be humans any more.