Size, Distance, and Time in the Universe | Soft-Spoken ASMR
Tonight we explore the often misrepresented concepts of size, distance, and even time on cosmological scales.
If whispering is more your speed, try my 5.5-hour-long: 1000 Space Facts Part 2: Nebulae and Extraterrestrials:
Version without music (requested):
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A remarkable quote:
“A very popular error- having the courage of one's own convictions; rather, it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one's own convictions” - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
1:56 parallax and distance to the Moon
30:36 distance to Alpha Centauri if Earth was a marble
32:10 how the Sun's light rays are parallel anywhere on Earth (Earth is 8,000 mi across, Sun is 800,000 miles across but 116x further away at 93,000,000 miles)
45:35 often-misrepresented aspects of existence (importance of proper scales)
54:56 To Scale: The Solar System
1:03:30 linking psychology and astronomy: the social environment shaped our ancestor's cognition (and so ours, too) perhaps more than the physical environment
1:10:24 deeper dive into commonly distorted aspects of existence (history, progress, time, data, society, technology)
1:26:49 million vs billion: better understanding the universe across orders of magnitude (perspectives along exponential/logarithmic scales and rates of change)
1:37:00 recipe for making the solar system to scale
1:40:01 behind the scenes
1:42:36 pyramids to andromeda: my desk pictures as examples of orders of magnitudes across space
1:49:42 million vs billion part 2
1:57:04 parallax and distance to the Moon part 2
2:02:11 the slow and very impressive accumulation of knowledge, the astronomy book
2:08:09 an example of why misrepresentation confuses me (parallax)
2:11:34 beginning our solar system
2:31:21 taking our measurements of the planets
2:37:29 assembling our mr pencil compass (not sponsored)
2:46:04 drawing the inner solar system to scale
3:04:56 our baseball-field model of the inner solar system m
3:06:03 an overtired baby giving grandma a hard time
3:06:51 comparing Earth, Mars and the Sun's mass and diameters
3:12:40 completing the solar system model (on my desk and on the baseball field)
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Delta Variant of SARS CoV 2 | B.1.167.2
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