Solar System, Milky Way & the Universe

Posted: September 17, 2009 in Astronomy, Science
Go to the following sites and you would get an idea of our Solar System, the Milky way (our galaxy) and the Universe. But view them in the order that I have given you here:

1. The first one will show what a galaxy is, and it will zoom in on the third spiral arm where our solar system is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq4etCTg_WY&feature=related

2. In this, you will see the Milkyway in 3D:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7GiZMVNB20&feature=related

3. Here, you will see where our galaxy is vis-a-vis the nearest galaxy (Andromeda galaxy):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8imxPVIr_u0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxu0jIKnzIU&feature=related

4. How big is the Universe, and small are we?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS88G5WBcfQ&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGxRWCmwSDE&feature=related

Do not miss the link in red.

Lastly, listen to the following sound that Nasa-Voyager recorded of Jupiter, and tell me whether it sounds very, very, very familiar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3fqE01YYWs&feature=related

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