How we actually travel through space. Learnt this in physics sometime ago.
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#3 - annaisocoolike (09/02/2012) [-]
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#13 - FearTheToilet (09/03/2012) [-]
Im sorry if i sound ******* retarded but is this legit?
User avatar #35 to #13 - jonluw (09/03/2012) [-]
Reasonably legit, but very simiplified.
#89 to #13 - anon (09/03/2012) [-]
Actually not, because einstein demonstated that there is no a preferential frame in space and therefore that is not how we move in space, but how we move related to an observer with the same angular speed that the milky way; technically there is a reference frame in which the earth draws a dick
User avatar #16 to #13 - MASTEROFAIL (09/03/2012) [-]
Yes this is legit.
User avatar #18 to #16 - rodrigeuz (09/03/2012) [-]
Sauce?
#31 to #18 - dshfdgf (09/03/2012) [-]
real life
#38 to #31 - eragongon ONLINE (09/03/2012) [-]
our solar system is a part of the milky way galaxy. as you know it is shaped as a spiral and our solar system is slowly circling towards the center and therefore moving
#39 to #38 - eragongon ONLINE (09/03/2012) [-]
hope that explains something
User avatar #92 to #39 - rodrigeuz (09/04/2012) [-]
Wait, What do you mean the center?
#33 - PedoBearFTW (09/03/2012) [-]
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#81 to #75 - sirxyloid (09/03/2012) [-]
Best song ever.
#36 - lordkyzer (09/03/2012) [-]
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User avatar #54 to #36 - oharo (09/03/2012) [-]
Dat Ass?
#78 - sirformidio (09/03/2012) [-]
Finally a use for this picture.
#77 - inkythesquid (09/03/2012) [-]
SCIENCE!
SCIENCE!
#71 - Kushmonster (09/03/2012) [-]
I LIKE learning on FunnyJunk!
#9 - skuzze (09/03/2012) [-]
Dont you mean ''you learnt it on here some time ago''?
#59 - wellplayed (09/03/2012) [-]
Saw this on FJ sometime ago
User avatar #49 - theoriginalzombie (09/03/2012) [-]
I'm sorry for the ignorance (space never has piqued my interest outside of star wars) but does that mean space travel is technically null? would our system still be there if we colonized another system and wanted to come back to it? or would we have to go find it somehow...? BRAINHURT
User avatar #51 to #49 - penusflytrap (09/03/2012) [-]
Theoretically, everything moves in roughly the same way.

Sort of...

It's actually a lot harder to explain than I thought...
User avatar #56 to #49 - RAPxMASTER (09/03/2012) [-]
Basically everything in the universe is moving away, due to the expanding of the universe, however some things are still moving closer, gravity and such. Like things are moving at 100km a second and stuff. Basically, everything in space is moving extremely fast, but it doesn't seem like it to us really. But if we colonized another Solar System, there would be ways to find the Solar System again, via constolations and so forth, plus theres always finding the sun, which could be find yet again via Whats around. So Yes, and it would still be here to us. Also, another way to look at the stars moving..If you went light years away from all the galaxies and stuff, and fired a gun, the bullet would be stuck in place since it moves slower then the universe that is expanding around it. Sorry if this confuses you.
User avatar #91 to #56 - theoriginalzombie (09/04/2012) [-]
Very informative thank you
User avatar #61 to #56 - rubixium (09/03/2012) [-]
If all the stars are moving tho, the constellations would be changing, and if its as fast as is claimed, it would be noticeable. Like the constellations would change overnight. Also the north star would move.
User avatar #68 to #61 - RAPxMASTER (09/03/2012) [-]
They move incredibly fast yes, but keep in mind the size of the universe, it's a known fact everything is moving away at fast speeds, but were so small it's unseeable. Plus their so close, with the logic your saying Solar Systems and Galaxies would fall apart from Suns and so forth speeding away that nothing would be orginized, Gravity and such, it's keeping things together and so on.
#65 to #61 - anon (09/03/2012) [-]
No because what we're seeing is what the stars were like millions of years ago. Its hard to explain but the movement of the stars to the naked eye is a hell of a lot slower than they are actually moving.
User avatar #66 to #65 - rubixium (09/03/2012) [-]
The stars were still moving millions of years ago, so the light we are seeing, even if its old, should still move.
#70 to #66 - anon (09/03/2012) [-]
Like I said its hard to explain. They are light years away from us. So one mile in movement to them would take decades to register as just a mere centimetre to us.

Think about being in a car. The objects further way appear to move slower than those close.
User avatar #72 to #70 - rubixium (09/03/2012) [-]
ok now it makes sense. Thanks anon
User avatar #37 - techketzer (09/03/2012) [-]
I've never actually visualised that before.

******* awesome! Thanks, OP!
#28 - anon (09/03/2012) [-]
actually that star should still circle around with the moving galaxy
#41 - puccypirateisback **User deleted account** (09/03/2012) [-]
That looks like a move from DBZ.
User avatar #12 - sketchysketchist (09/03/2012) [-]
Watch the gif while imagining the doctor who theme in your head.
User avatar #84 - isradam (09/03/2012) [-]
Why do i feel like eating the sun now?
#55 - pscyhestoner ONLINE (09/03/2012) [-]
#45 - stalinbecrazy (09/03/2012) [-]
This is broke my think box.
This is broke my think box.
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