Author Topic: This Image from Hubble Telescope Is Absolutely Mind Blowing  (Read 189 times)

This is the best Hubble image ever made!


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This is called the Hubble Legacy Field, and
you can find the image here:
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"Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child,"
Ecclesiastes 10:16

Offline Shiranu

Re: This Image from Hubble Telescope Is Absolutely Mind Blowing
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 01:52:13 AM »
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This is the best Hubble image ever made!


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This is called the Hubble Legacy Field, and
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I find it baffling that anyone can see this and then think we are the only life in the universe... and assuming there are multiverses, the only life in all of those as well.
"Judge a moth by the beauty of its candle." - Rumi

Offline drunkenshoe

Re: This Image from Hubble Telescope Is Absolutely Mind Blowing
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 07:34:59 AM »
My little brain...oh
'the wise man does not seek enlightenment, he waits for it. so while ı was waiting, it occurred to me that seeking perplexity might be more fun.’ - lu-tze

Re: This Image from Hubble Telescope Is Absolutely Mind Blowing
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 07:45:24 AM »
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My little brain...oh
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Re: This Image from Hubble Telescope Is Absolutely Mind Blowing
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 01:34:36 PM »
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I find it baffling that anyone can see this and then think we are the only life in the universe... and assuming there are multiverses, the only life in all of those as well.
Max Tegmark, in his book Our Mathematical Universe, gives an interesting argument for no other life besides ours, based on something called a You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. I don't have the book in front of me, so let's see if I can do justice to the argument.

Since we don't know how near is the nearest other intelligent life, then it could be anywhere from 10^21 meters (in our galaxy) 0r 10^100, or 10^1000, or any other order of magnitude, and they are all, a priori, equally likely. Since our observable universe is 10^26 meters, it's unlikely that the correct number is between the 10^21 meters and 10^26 meters, since such a small range is too small to be statistically likely, as any larger order of magnitude is equally likely.

I hope that's clear, if not I can find the book and give it in Tegmark's words.
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"Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child,"
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Offline drunkenshoe

Re: This Image from Hubble Telescope Is Absolutely Mind Blowing
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 01:49:36 PM »
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Hmmm. OK. I'll check it out.

I'm from the period of "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."
'the wise man does not seek enlightenment, he waits for it. so while ı was waiting, it occurred to me that seeking perplexity might be more fun.’ - lu-tze

 

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