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Scale of the Universe

Post by DaddyHoggy » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:38 pm

Beautiful site - wouldn't work as the scale of the Ooniverse of course (although that would be amusing...)

http://scaleofuniverse.com/
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Post by Smivs » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:04 pm

That's a really nice idea! Great fun. :)
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Re: Scale of the Universe

Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:42 pm

It's the Total Perspective Vortex Lite. :lol:
You know those who, having been mugged and stabbed, fired, dog run over, house burned down, wife eloped with best friend, daughters becoming prostitutes and their countries invaded - still say that "all is well"?
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Post by Zbond-Zbond » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:22 am

DaddyHoggy wrote:Beautiful site - wouldn't work as the scale of the Ooniverse of course (although that would be amusing...)

http://scaleofuniverse.com/
That is lovely - was there a typo at about the micron level (pm twice)? Thanks for sharing :)

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Post by CommonSenseOTB » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:50 am

Very cool! 8)

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Re: Scale of the Universe

Post by Killer Wolf » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:29 am

i'm sure they're maiking some of that stuff up.

"pronounced YER uh niss" ~ lol. nice try.

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Post by DaddyHoggy » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:44 pm

Killer Wolf wrote:i'm sure they're maiking some of that stuff up.

"pronounced YER uh niss" ~ lol. nice try.
I think the BBC have settled on the syllables: YOU-RAN-US

lest children snicker everywhere at the pronunciation when I was a kid of YOUR-ANUS. :roll:
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Re: Scale of the Universe

Post by drew » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:46 pm

Uranus is named after the ancient greek god. Thus the correct pronunciation is YOUR-IN-NUS with the emphasis on the first syllable.

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Re: Scale of the Universe

Post by Cmdr. Maegil » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:57 pm

I'm a native Portuguese (a Romance language) speaker, so I have no difficulty whatsoever with the vowels in Uranus... For me, it's simply U-ra-nus - as it was meant to be 8) .

A nearer (and less controversial) approximation for you guys might be a more closed "oo".
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Re: Scale of the Universe

Post by Selezen » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:23 pm

So... Ooranus? Oddly fitting in this community, no?

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Post by pagroove » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:09 pm

Thanks Daddyhoggy. Shared this on Facebook as it is a beautiful site. Good find ! :D
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