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I Am Amazed At the Universe

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    Night In Space

    Recently, my teenage daughter and I attended an Astronomy class at a high school. It was an inexpensive class offered through the community education program, and I signed us up for it several weeks ago. I really didn't think it would be much of anything...I mean how much can you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    I just saw a clip of a scientist holding up a

    grain of sand at arms length. This represented the tiny area of space that the Hubble telescope zoomed in on. In that patch of sky Hubble detected approximately 10,000 galaxies. So they calculated that there are approx. 100 billion galaxies in the visible universe. Each galaxy...
    buttonup buttonup 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    More Dimensions Than 4

    Has anyone ever speculated that, similar to a two dimensional sheet of paper floating in a three dimensional sea the Universe could be completely surrounded by something bigger? We are confined to 3 spatial dimensions and one time, but what if that's just a shadow of a larger...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 8 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    Despite the ability of the human mind,

    no matter how seasoned, learned and keen... The universe remains as mysterious a place as ever... No matter the insights we happen to glean. It is the wonder of the world that has beckoned us to grow beyond ourselves as we try and grasp the magic that makes it all work... We...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    The Universe Is Mean. I'm Telling The Teacher >:(

    If you think about it, you'll realize just how "meaningless" you are in the grand scheme of things. Now, what I mean by that is that we're just one little teeny weenie planet in this indescribably huge universe. The universe is not a nice place, it is in fact a very DANGEROUS...
    geramul geramul 18-21, M Dec 29, 2012

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    Love. It is best when inexplicable.

    Words are a human invention. Love is not. When you love someone so much that you cannot think of a single word to describe what you feel...that is truth. That is beautiful.
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Galaxies.

    I have this book titled galaxies. Every time I open it I am awed by the photographs. To think Earth. Our home, is a speck in the midst of it all. That is truly amazing.
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2013

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    I Pray To The Universe

    I have a confession to make. Although I am sort of a self-proclaimed atheist (in that i don't believe in organised religions) I sometimes pray to the universe. I start my prayer by saying. "Dear Universe, I know you might not have consciousness and cannot really hear me. I...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    Just Something To Think About.

    “The most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth the atoms that make up the human body are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars, the...
    claireybear21 claireybear21 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    The Balance Of The Three Universes

    There are thre universes the good the bad and the in-between. The good is holy and pure. The bad is evil and sinful. And the In-between is neither good or evil. There are three girls who were born in the center of each universe one in the good,bad and in-between. They each had a...
    Winxclub1 Winxclub1 13-15, F Jan 20, 2013

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    You gotta wonder what all this is about

    when you learn of things like the cosmic alignment of the Sun, Mars, and the Earth.
    soarabove soarabove 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    2 Sons In Jail

    I need help...i feel like i am going to loose my mind. I have 4 children 25 ,21, 18 and 13. My first son graduated with his bachelors working for an insurance firm and living on his own, He is getting ready to go back to school to get his MBA My 21 and 18 year old have given me...
    wanssi wanssi 41-45 7 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Yeah

    It's pretty and awesome to look up at.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    Everything Is Connected

    I recently had a lot of events happen in my life that changed my whole perspective of the universe. It's too long to go into detail, but I am seeing 'the big picture' of everything! I started reading a book titled 'The Paradox of Creation: Wake Up, You Are God In Disguise' and...
    ceevans4 ceevans4 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    Outer Space

    I can spend an entire evening just reading internet articles about black holes, galaxies, solar storms, exoplanets, stars...etc, before i go to sleep & wake up the next day to resume my stressful job...
    blueglacier blueglacier 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    Something Better Is Bound To Become

    Consider the birth of the universe, violent. Consider our oceans, birthed by the violent collision of comets with the Earth. is mankind any different. to become something beautiful, to become something more, we must first escape our violent birth.
    bob237 bob237 41-45 Oct 19, 2013

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    Why Does The Universe Work The Way It Does?

    The universe is an amazing place. From the tiny vibrations in quantum fields to the gargantuan size of the observable universe, and everything in between - particles, interactions, forces and motion, radiation, life, giant balls of rock (planets, comets, asteroids, moons...
    ltr2150 ltr2150 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    Beauty In Chaos

    I like to think of myself as a fan of chaos. The funny thing about chaos is that if you pull back the scope, you're looking at order, no matter how chaotic. Grains of sand on a beach, stars splashed across a night sky, the mere fact of temporal existence, is all an exercise in...
    flirtswithdisaster flirtswithdisaster 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 11, 2009

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    It Is Truely Mind Blowing

    all of space,time.the many worlds out there.how many are looking up and saying is anybody ou there?just think,trillions upon trilllions of stars,galaxys,planets.someone else is out there.we are not alone.the laws of physics says so.we may never meet them,but they are out there.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 3 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    It's Beyond Me

    I am usually not that amazed by things I don't understand, but the Universe tops the list. My mind is much too minute to even begin to comprehend the complexity of it all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    The Stars...

    Whenever I am irritated at the world, or anything in general, I just go outside and look up at the sky, and it all goes away. Out there is a bigger place, a place in which my problems do not exist. I am truly amazed at my mother, the chaotically beautiful universe. When I look...
    OneDamnMegis OneDamnMegis 31-35, M Nov 19, 2013

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    What Time Is It There?

          Looking into the cosmos and seeing all the galaxies with myriad stars is awesome enough but when I recall the light from some of them has been travelling thousands and thousands of years it's even more mystifying because they may not even exist now...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 9 Responses May 25, 2009

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    The Universe

    Looking at the sky is amazing at night. Being able to see the images that the Hubble telescope transmits is even more amazing. We are just a small little speck in this universe. It's just fascinating.
    boonroonru boonroonru 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2011

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    Google Earth

    I absolutely love looking at geologic rock formations VIA Google earth, its so neat to search fault lines, volcanic craters and flow patterns, sites of ancient natural disasters and how the land has changed from such events. Anyone wondering, I am not attending college, I am an...
    jumpinjill jumpinjill 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    Unimaginable Depths

    There's so much to discover. So much we can't see from where we are. Some things we may never know. It's amazing how matter can create things. Super Nova for the win.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2009

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    Unbelievable

    What we can see is beautiful and what we can't is beyond comprehension but there.
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 6 Responses May 5, 2009

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    Two Thinkers, One Universe

    Two thoughts conceived by two great minds. I simply admire, contemplate, and borrow those thoughts here: "Philosophy is written in this grand book, the Universe, which stands continually open to our gaze. But it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the...
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    The Grandeur .... The Mystery .... The Lesson Learned

    All through history humans have gazed in awe at the starry heavens and wondered .  And though now we have the technology that give us a better understanding of the universe , the understanding is still limited at best .  As I began to read about it ,  one...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 8 Responses May 4, 2010

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    Existence Ceased To Exist In This Ephemeral But Beautiful Dream.

    Please listen to this orchestration while reading, as it was what was playing in the background, and i feel it would help pull you closer to my situation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YWaAb0e5Uw&list=FLHekgQLdEjQ27RtrPf0Wd3A&index=3 It's known, that when we gaze off into the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    The Complexity Of Consciousnesses

    Throughout my entire life, I've thought about my own ongoing story--All the things I've learned, all the people I love, all the things I've grown to hate, fear, accomplish, laugh at, or remember fondly; all the things I aspire to, all the roads I will or will not go down, every...
    Saverian Saverian 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    The Universe Is Fine Tuned To Permit Humans To Exist Somewhere In It.

    The laws of physics are "fine tuned" to permit intelligent life to exist somewhere in the universe. We have no idea why this is, and I say that that is the greatest unsolved scientific problem. The universe around us began 13.7 billion years ago; we call this beginning the Big...
    consa consa 61-65, M 9 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    ~ Eridanus ~

    Large spiral galaxy NGC 1232 is located 20º south of the celestial equator, in the constellation Eridanus (The River). The distance is about 100 million light-years and the edge of the field shown corresponds to about 200,000 light-years, or about twice the size of the Milky Way...
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F Feb 8, 2013

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    Do You Ever.....

    ....just stare up at the sky on a clear night. It's amazing just to see all the stars and wonder what is truly up there. It makes me realize how we are just a speck of dust and not all that important when it comes to the universe. I could just stare for hours and let my mind...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    Cave Of Crystals

    Have you ever seen the cave of crystals found below a mine in Mexico? Lately I've been super interested in cave exploration, and naturally as a woman I love things shiny and gem like, the cave of crystals is the most spectacular thing I've ever seen...national geographic website...
    jumpinjill jumpinjill 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    The Small Experience

    My daughter and I watched this video on You-Tube and she says "Mommy, I feel so small watching this and its like we don't even exist." I explained to her we are all a part of the universe and this is only the beginning...    
    MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 16, 2010

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    Blessed Be, Wanderer.

    Common fascinations of nocturn dawn leaves the heart yearing more for the arcane song. Trembles through the earth send a shockwaved blast. Its emminating fury of is wrath at last. The heavens part ways and shed the names of man. The gods set foot of their ancient land...
    8FOOTDREAD 8FOOTDREAD 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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    Magic From The Hat And The Rabbit, But Not The Magician.

    Down the rabbit’s hole lies a light, it’s not the magician’s wand waving around the hat. It’s the rabbits escape trick from the dark. It leaps through portals, when one rabbit goes into a hat, the same one comes out in another hat. The trick is, the audience will never...
    AndersonAlexander AndersonAlexander 18-21, M Oct 1, 2013

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    The Perfect Balance

    I like space. I like space. I like space. I like space. I like space.
    grid grid 41-45 2 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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    I Think

     its pretty amazing especially since will never be able to xplore it all, wonder how many other things there are out there
    y0shi y0shi 16-17 2 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    A Beauty That Never Ends

    A beauty so mysterious, so much for us to discover and so much to see. Just to look up and out to admire just the minimum of what we can see. We can only imagine, until the day we can travel beyond our Galaxy.
    Cabes20 Cabes20 22-25, M Oct 14, 2013

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    The planets and stars,

    the spaces between them, the massive astrophysical measures of force... I am amazed at the Universe. The universe is my peace. My sense of humour revolves around getting involved with worldly situations, noticing how excited people get, and then stepping away so that all those...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M Jan 28

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    Most Important Picture Ever!

    The universe is wow just amazing I saw the youtube video of the hubble telescope taking pictures of hundreds of galaxies the furthest picture ever - mindfucking
    pinkyamy pinkyamy 22-25, F Nov 17, 2012

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    How Great Thou Art

     I love that song:  Then sings my soul my savior God to Thee,  How great Thou art......    Does anyone know who wrote it??
    Iamsomebody Iamsomebody 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 5, 2009

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    THE SIZE OF IT AND IT'S PRETTY MUCH ENDLESS!

    It's infinite, it's massive and it's countless! That’s what makes it amazing and astonishing! I love star gazing looking at the stars at night and trying to find the constellations - it takes my breath away and as soon as I step outside to look at the stars all the problems...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Wow !

    .................... Wow ! just wow !!!
    Auror Auror 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    Giraffe bids farewll to the Dutch zookeeper

    dying of cancer:The heartwarming encounter between the mentally handicapped man named Mario and the majestic creature was arranged by the Ambulance Wish Foundation. The giraffe appeared to kiss the terminally ill keeper.http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/giraffe-bids-farewell...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Yes I'm Amazed

    Yes, I'm amazed at the universe. I discovered this great podcast : Astronomy Cast a few years ago. They explain everything in the universe in easy to understand 30 minute segments. That got me hooked on astronomy and the universe. The universe is an amazing place alright. It also...
    Nickelman Nickelman 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    My fascination with the universe was reawakened by Neil Degrasse Tyson. I ran across a video of his answer to the question "what is the most astonishing fact about the universe...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    The universe is so vast, beautiful, phenomenal, and more amazing than we could ever comprehend as humans. We are all connected and come from stardust (: I look up at the stars and...
    summerdaniella summerdaniella 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    What literally got me started on learning about this is a tape called everyday chemistry made by the beatles not that long ago cause they never broke up in a parallel universe...
    razpataz razpataz 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    ever since my mother passed away,every thing i read and watch has something to do with it.Some people say it's just because i'm simply sensitive to these things because of my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am amazed at the amount of guys who write constantly to girls knowing they are lesbian. I posted something here saying I was lesbian and I immediately got bombarded by guys...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 29

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    Umm I've been thoroughly looking into alternate universes And it's actually called many worlds interpretation
    razpataz razpataz 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    The tape everyday chemistry made by the beatles in an alternate universe, you can listen on youtube and judge for yourself
    razpataz razpataz 18-21, F Apr 10

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