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Adeldor t1_j3dv98x wrote

The vastness of space is beyond comprehension, even within our own solar system. So many seem not to understand that. A NASA image which can give an inkling is this one, taken by Voyager 1 of our immediate neighborhood after its Neptune encounter. The Earth and Moon are together smaller than a pixel (the blue one, barely standing out from the noise), so even here our planet's size is exaggerated.


Adeldor t1_j3dxowa wrote

While not bothered by downvotes (hover over my username to see my comment karma), I am puzzled why anyone would downvote the comment above. What could possibly be displeasing or wrong about it? Maybe they're just having a bad day. :-)


Atalantean t1_j3e15dc wrote

The assumption that it’s beyond comprehension to everyone.


Adeldor t1_j3e32br wrote

Within the definition of "comprehension" as "the capacity for understanding fully," I do indeed assert that distances in space fall beyond anyone's full grasp. At an intellectual level, certainly one can discuss such measurements and manipulate devices accordingly, but they fall beyond human intuition and evolutionary experience.


Phatcat15 t1_j3e448o wrote

I agree with you. Some people think they can comprehend the universe I guess… 🤷🏼


Atalantean t1_j3ee2n7 wrote

You asked, I answered you. And then you did it again.
It's an assumption that no one's comprehension exceeds your own.


Adeldor t1_j3ef0wu wrote

I did what again? Disagree with you? I gave some rationale. You gave just an assertion without explanation. My point stands. I'll leave it there.