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While the "Edge of Space" jump is impressive, it's somewhat scary to think that a corresponding fall to a schoolroom globe begins just 1 millimeter above its surface, amirite?

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I don't think it's scary, more so just interesting.

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TheBlindMan TheBlindMan

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that's interesting, where does that factoid come from?

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TommyUK1234 TommyUK1234

In response to “that's interesting, where does that factoid...

The Twitter updates of a recognised astrophysicist https://twitter.com/neiltyson

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deeviant deeviant OP

In response to “The Twitter updates of a recognised...

I **** love Neil tyson man.

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TheRaftsman TheRaftsman

In response to “I **** love Neil tyson man.

I love **** Neil Tyson (hello)
(wary)

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Anonymous

In response to “I love **** Neil Tyson (hello) (wary)

I totally get the (hello)

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TheRaftsman TheRaftsman

In response to “I love **** Neil Tyson (hello) (wary)

Especially in deGrasse....

I'll show myself out.

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eldorito

Well that really puts things into perspective...

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Encore93 Encore93

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I probably spent over an hour reading all of that. So worth it (goo)

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Bun10 Bun10

I read this a while ago, but I seriously do not understand what's being said. Can someone please help me feel less stupid?

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rosebud

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The Earth is about 12000 km in diameter. The jump was about 40 km high. If you shrank 12000 km down to a globe size, the proportional decrease in 40 km would be about 1mm.

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B10ckH34d B10ckH34d

In response to “The Earth is about 12000 km in diameter. The...

Yeah B10ckH34d, way to make the guy feel less stupid (y)

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Favvkes Favvkes

In response to “I read this a while ago, but I seriously do...

Remember that guy Felix Baumgartner, who skydived from space to break the sound barrier? If the earth were the size of a globe in a classroom, Baumgartner would have jumped from a millimeter from the surface of the globe in comparison.

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Sun Sun

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Thank you Sun!! I agree with Rainboots, I needed it to be reworded. A philosophical thought is hard to get out of a 140 character tweet, I guess.

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rosebud

In response to “I read this a while ago, but I seriously do...

Took me a few re-reads to understand, too. I feel like it's worded a bit strangely. Still, a very cool thought.

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Rainboots Rainboots

I don't think it's scary, more so just interesting.

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TheBlindMan TheBlindMan

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I find it scary in the sense that humans are small compared to planets, which are small compared to the stars they orbit, which are small compared to other giant stars, which are small compared to the galaxies they are in, which are small compared to the universe they're in, which is small compared to the multiverse that it may be in.

Good thing I'm humongous compared to you guys.

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Sun Sun

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http://ctrlv.in/130829 How... are you a wizard, sir?

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Chewbanshee Chewbanshee

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Nah, I noticed that too. Look around you, all new comments and posts have that O_O

I mean, yes. I am a wizard. Worship the sun. Hail mithraism!

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Sun Sun

In response to “I find it scary in the sense that humans are...

I might just be weird but that doesn't scare me, it just leaves me with a sense of awe.

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TheBlindMan TheBlindMan

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Pfft. You didn't even see it.

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TheRaftsman TheRaftsman

My science teacher was going over the layers of the atmosphere the other day, and to put things in perspective she pointed out about where he would have been.
We were all surprised by how low it looked on that picture.

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sighcantthinkofaname

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My teacher did the same thing.

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mirandaamirite

Confused on how this is scary.

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HopeImrite HopeImrite

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every time you comment i imagine you saying it with the face in your profile picture.
O.o

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Favvkes Favvkes

Now every time I see a globe i'm going to imagine little microscopic men in free-fall 1 mm above its surface.
O.O

...cool (cool)

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Favvkes Favvkes

That guy must have nerves of steel.

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ghetto_fabolus

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nerves of balls?

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