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To be scared shirtless of Space...

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Sweets101 Fri 25-Nov-16 22:51:30

And even more so by the fact we are in it? And there's really no getting away from that.

Lemontwist Fri 25-Nov-16 22:54:41

Scared in a 'I'm so terrified my top fell off' kind of way? grin

WorraLiberty Fri 25-Nov-16 22:56:07

I hope you're wearing a thermal underneath?

Kuriusoranj Fri 25-Nov-16 22:56:44

Yup. Gives me a headache and makes me breathless. I try not to think about it. Luckily it's not like I'll ever accidentally end up there so I avoid it most of the time. It's generally harder to eeal with my fear of wasps.

Della1 Fri 25-Nov-16 22:57:57

Yes me too! I can't think about it without getting freaked out so you're not alone. I tend to not think about it! Probably more common than you think

angelikacpickles Fri 25-Nov-16 22:59:17

Freaks me out too.

Sweets101 Fri 25-Nov-16 23:00:25

I wish I was worra I really do.
Truth is I have no curtains at the moment so shitless or shirtless I can still see the stars of dooooom.
When did they stop being something to wish upon and become a beacon of destruction? Bloody Hawkins with all his wisdom.

dimdommilpot Fri 25-Nov-16 23:01:19

Me too. I always get a bit panicky. I am fascinated by it but it terrifies me to think about it.

ShowMePotatoSalad Fri 25-Nov-16 23:02:02

YANBU. I used to lie awake at night wondering if the big bang created the universe, what was there before, and what is the universe "sitting in" now? You can't just make a whole universe out of nothing. So if there was something before the universe there must be something outside of the universe now, and then something outside of that, and outside of that.


Haggisfish Fri 25-Nov-16 23:02:34

Haha! Totally. Cool but terrifying. I teach about it and we always take a moment to ponder the vastness...

ShelaghTurner Fri 25-Nov-16 23:03:57

Funny, have just shared a video on Facebook that popped up which showed the sheer mind boggling hugeness of space and the insignificant tininess of earth and us. I can't get my head round it.

Sweets101 Fri 25-Nov-16 23:04:01

But Kuri you are in it. It's not out there, you're in it! You can't escape.
Have you ever Googled the images of Earth taken from further out in space? If you haven't and are also freaked out by this, then don't!

Losgunna Fri 25-Nov-16 23:04:16

Not alone at all. Sometimes I think fast the earth is moving through the solar system/galaxy/universe and it makes me feel quite nauseous too.

And then there's the matter of the supermassive black hole. I try not to think of that too often...

ShowMePotatoSalad Fri 25-Nov-16 23:05:08

There's a YT video which shows the scale of the planets followed by various stars...each one vastly more massive than the previous one. Turns out our sun is minuscule in comparison to some of them.

Wookiecookies Fri 25-Nov-16 23:05:23

Wth? 😂

Sorry op, but space is just what the planet needs to exist in the first place. If it wasnt there, we would all be in somewhat of a pickle. wink I vote to keep space. grin

mortificado Fri 25-Nov-16 23:05:48

Freaks me out too! And I worry that gravity "might fail" hmm
Am I the only one??confused

Losgunna Fri 25-Nov-16 23:06:43

Has anyone seen the video that goes from quantum strings to the observable universe?

had to go and have a joint after that one

ShowMePotatoSalad Fri 25-Nov-16 23:06:44

Losgunna I've just done exactly that. The pic of the earth and the moon from, that is spectacular.

Losgunna Fri 25-Nov-16 23:08:03

It is! As Douglas Adams said: 'space is big. Really mind bogglingly big...'

mortificado Fri 25-Nov-16 23:08:45

Showmepotatosalad I just googled that too! And am quite shock but confused at the same time, just thinking of those "stars we are looking at, could be others looking at us!"

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Sweets101 Fri 25-Nov-16 23:09:19

The one that's eating the Milky Way Los ?
Did anyone see the programme on travelling supernova/black holes. I've forgotten the details as it was too horrific

MegBusset Fri 25-Nov-16 23:09:40

Losgunna do you have a link to that video?

mortificado Fri 25-Nov-16 23:10:07

I'm not going to be able to stop thinking about this all night!!!
Can I just ask....? Is there something/someone else out there? And do you think the "government" are hiding it from us?!

Sweets101 Fri 25-Nov-16 23:10:50

wookie I want to keep it too. I just don't want to be in it.

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