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tony draper
24th Feb 2004, 15:57


24th Feb 2004, 16:50
We had a similar thing in poster form in the lab. Used to spend hours pondering that an ant is to a cruiseliner how a molecule of water is to a grain of sand. Or something.

Anthony Carn
24th Feb 2004, 18:33
Is this not along similar lines, or even the same lines, as fractal theory ?

Or have I missed the point ? :hmm:

24th Feb 2004, 18:51
You've missed the point.

24th Feb 2004, 19:39
Oh dear. someone has found some of those funny spotted mushrooms:hmm:

24th Feb 2004, 20:51
So how many carbon molecules fit through the eye of a needle??


24th Feb 2004, 21:15
Fascinating!!! thanks Mr Draper, Sir ... guess its a question of "plus ca change" eh?


24th Feb 2004, 22:33
If you zoom right in and look closely you can see my house.


24th Feb 2004, 23:32
Do you reckon ET's out there have really powerful telescopes like this and focus in nudie beaches and stuff?

Anthony Carn
25th Feb 2004, 02:50
Nope, I was wrong about the possible similarity with fractal theory.

Fractal theory has meaning. :rolleyes:

(unless some genius can enlighten me)

25th Feb 2004, 04:46
How did they get the camera up into the Milky Way to take the photograph? Must have hell of a big lens on it - f4 @ 1/500 I reckon, and ASA800 film. The enlargements must have cost a bit ...