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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:55 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 13 January 2013 - 12:49 AM, said:

There's at least a 100 billion stars in the Milky Way (and given that it's an average galaxy) and there are at least a 100 billion galaxies, then there's perhaps 100 billion X 100 billion stars.

Or 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars.

what will that look like in pennies? seriously?

Edited by seeder, 13 January 2013 - 12:55 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

View Postseeder, on 13 January 2013 - 12:55 AM, said:



what will that look like in pennies? seriously?

A penny, for the sake of argument, weighs 2.5 grams. If we assign one gram of penny per star, that would be 25,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms of pennies. Or 27.5 trillion tons of pennies.

Can someone check my math?, my '0' is almost broken. :)


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:29 AM

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A penny, for the sake of argument, weighs 2.5 grams. If we assign one gram of penny per star, that would be 25,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms of pennies. Or 27.5 trillion tons of pennies.

Can someone check my math?, my '0' is almost broken. :)

wow thats a lot thanks! Got an idea how many trucks that will fill? even average ones?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:00 AM

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wow thats a lot thanks! Got an idea how many trucks that will fill? even average ones?

Over 183 billion tandem dump trucks. Remember, 1 gram of penny / star or 2.5 stars / penny.

Edit: someone should check my math!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 12 January 2013 - 10:52 PM, said:

When some one asks you "what is the largest thing in your house" would it not be illogical to answer "my house"? Since your house is not in your house it can not be the largest thing inside it.

By the same token the universe is not inside the universe so it would be illogical to consider it the largest structure within it.

good point, taken.
as for the Universe, when we say Universe, we mean and beyond? if there is a beyond or is the Universe absolutely everything and beyond..

I know what i am trying to say, but it still does not seem to type out right. :unsure2:

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

View PostLikely Guy, on 13 January 2013 - 01:19 AM, said:

A penny, for the sake of argument, weighs 2.5 grams. If we assign one gram of penny per star, that would be 25,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms of pennies. Or 27.5 trillion tons of pennies.

Can someone check my math?, my '0' is almost broken. :)
can`t do the maths, but maybe the U.S. Treasury can make a coin to depict it.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

View PostLikely Guy, on 13 January 2013 - 02:00 AM, said:

Over 183 billion tandem dump trucks. Remember, 1 gram of penny / star or 2.5 stars / penny.

Edit: someone should check my math!

I just did some mental arithmetic and you are in fact out by, 22 pence. :w00t:

(Great work, thanks!) :tu:

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 12 January 2013 - 10:52 PM, said:

When some one asks you "what is the largest thing in your house" would it not be illogical to answer "my house"? Since your house is not in your house it can not be the largest thing inside it.

By the same token the universe is not inside the universe so it would be illogical to consider it the largest structure within it.


Having made such a bold statement you will of course be providing us with your observations, empirical evidence or calculations, unless of course you are just making a wild guess.
WOW guy, I said I would think theres something bigger, Meaning I DONT know.  But I guess if you say that this structure is the biggest in the entire universe ill believe it

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 13 January 2013 - 06:23 PM, said:

But I guess if you say that this structure is the biggest in the entire universe ill believe it
I didn't say that it was the largest, nor did I say it wasn't. I don't make statements based on pure guesses.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

It's great what we can  now see and measure such unimaginably large things !     I'm  guessing  that even larger 'things' will be found.  :)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:08 AM

View Postlightly, on 14 January 2013 - 12:18 AM, said:

It's great what we can  now see and measure such unimaginably large things ! I'm  guessing  that even larger 'things' will be found.  :)
Thats all I was trying to say.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:07 AM

Like Waspy channels in his signature, via Douglas Adams; "Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big."

All my favourite authors are dead. :(

Kurt Vonnegut said, "The bounties of space, of infinite outwardness, were three: empty heroics, low comedy, and pointless death."

Hunter S. Thompson: "...and there I'd be, sitting in the front seat, stark naked, with a case of whiskey next to me and a case of dynamite in the trunk... honking the horn, and the lights on, and just sit there in space for an instant."

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:26 AM

I just went out to lock the chickens in their coop...and I looked up into the clear dark sky with the Milky Way in all of its splendor...and I'm thinking...it just goes on forever...

...and then I come into my office and read this...and as always...I am in total awe of the magnitude of it all...

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:57 AM

View Postjoc, on 14 January 2013 - 05:26 AM, said:

I just went out to lock the chickens in their coop...and I looked up into the clear dark sky with the Milky Way in all of its splendor...and I'm thinking...it just goes on forever...

...and then I come into my office and read this...and as always...I am in total awe of the magnitude of it all...

Joc,I don't want to sound trite, but I wonder if your chickens look up sometimes and wonder as well. :)


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

View PostLikely Guy, on 14 January 2013 - 05:57 AM, said:

Joc,I don't want to sound trite, but I wonder if your chickens look up sometimes and wonder as well. :)
i have wondered this, (not about Joc`s chickens), but about animals in general.....do they look up at the sky and wonder or do they just concentrate on the natural world surrounding them on Earth only?

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