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Carl Sagan Appreciation Thread
HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 29.11.2014, 18:32 | Message # 151
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An extraordinary and breathtaking video. If anyone here watches this without enjoying it, then frankly I'm not sure what enjoyment you could derive from SpaceEngine.



Fullscreen is mandatory.





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Saturday, 29.11.2014, 18:33
 
LiveLife42Date: Saturday, 29.11.2014, 20:01 | Message # 152
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That was absolutely stunning!
I hope that by the end of my lifetime I'll be able to set foot on Mars, Europe and Titan.





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Edited by LiveLife42 - Saturday, 29.11.2014, 20:04
 
FireintheholeDate: Saturday, 29.11.2014, 20:06 | Message # 153
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I'm very touched by his speech about how small we are. I'm sure someone's alreay mentioned it, but I'll post it anyway.


Gives you some perspective.





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Destructor1701Date: Sunday, 30.11.2014, 00:01 | Message # 154
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My gods... that was utterly spellbinding... spine-tingling, goose-pimpling. The hairs on my arms have not flattened down yet, and there are tears welled in my eyes.

Sagan's voice automatically moves me, but that imagery was an absolute triumph! It's what I would make given the budget/talent/skill. I'm in awe.

Fireinthehole, this is my favourite rendition of that passage (unfortunately marred by subtitles):





 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Sunday, 30.11.2014, 11:01 | Message # 155
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Quote Destructor1701 ()
this is my favourite rendition of that passage (unfortunately marred by subtitles):


Could've posted this one


Been up longer and has no subs.





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Destructor1701Date: Sunday, 30.11.2014, 18:07 | Message # 156
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Indeed, but I thought HD trumped no subs - especially for a Swede like Fire, they're used to the subs.




 
midtskogenDate: Tuesday, 02.12.2014, 17:26 | Message # 157
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I don't think this video has been posted in the SE forums?


This is very well done. Some of the perspectives are likely impossible, such as the walk on Europa (I assume) - if it was a very narrow view to justify the size of Jupiter, the people walking would be extremely far apart since they have different sizes. But sit back and enjoy.





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RockoRocksDate: Tuesday, 02.12.2014, 17:35 | Message # 158
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midtskogen, HarbingerDawn already posted the video in this thread. Look on top of this page!
Still, some views in the video make excellent wallpapers. Take a look at my desktop!





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Edited by RockoRocks - Tuesday, 02.12.2014, 17:53
 
midtskogenDate: Tuesday, 02.12.2014, 17:42 | Message # 159
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Argh. I'm blind. I looked and searched first, and missed it.

Why is there a ying and yang on Iapetus?





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Edited by midtskogen - Tuesday, 02.12.2014, 17:42
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 02.12.2014, 17:47 | Message # 160
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Quote midtskogen ()
Why is there a ying and yang on Iapetus?

At first I thought it was simple random graffiti, but after looking at it for a few moments I concluded that it had a deeper meaning:



The yin-yang probably represents Iapetus (one dark side and one light), and below it is a Saturn symbol. The happy face, perhaps, means that they're happy to be there. So it was made to represent that humans are happy to be on Iapetus orbiting Saturn. At least, that was my initial impression.





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RockoRocksDate: Tuesday, 02.12.2014, 17:55 | Message # 161
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Some of my favourite views, possibly suitable for desktop backgrounds are in the attachment...

That didn't work, so here are the images as an imgur album instead:
http://imgur.com/a/I1nIH#0





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Edited by RockoRocks - Tuesday, 02.12.2014, 18:00
 
Destructor1701Date: Wednesday, 03.12.2014, 02:58 | Message # 162
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Lots of beautiful wallpapers from it here, along with the artist's musings.




 
AerospacefagDate: Saturday, 06.12.2014, 17:59 | Message # 163
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YT upload of the same video.



I do appreciate the move, because it is better produced than some other project we talked about recently.



Edited by Aerospacefag - Saturday, 06.12.2014, 18:11
 
Destructor1701Date: Sunday, 07.12.2014, 01:29 | Message # 164
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@SethMcFarlane: Early, preliminary discussions for a 2nd season of #Cosmos-- If you want to see more of the great @neiltyson, tweet him your love! <-Twitter link






Edited by Destructor1701 - Sunday, 07.12.2014, 01:30
 
Antza2Date: Friday, 27.02.2015, 09:24 | Message # 165
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I'll just leave this here

Lyrics:





Go to antza2.deviantart.com for cool photos!
 
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