- Sep 20, 2018
- Somewhere Purple, Germany
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
- Dec 2007
- SLU Posts
The worst part about outer space is the fact that, despite countless and countless SciFi shows and games and prettied-up NASA photos telling us otherwise, once you leave the atmosphere, space just becomes...well, what you see on that website.The usual picture or map of the solar system is not drawn to scale since the distances are so enormous. This web page is. On a pc, scroll with the right arrow key. I found it kind of fascinating, the amount of vast empty space.
Pitch black to the eyes. Just a black void of nothing, no matter where you look. The light of the stars does not get scattered and visually intensified to the eyes anymore through the atmosphere, and it all vanishes.
And seeing earth from space surrounded by that black nothing gives most first-time astronauts a sense of sad depression, because they tend to realize hard just how much we're fucking up an absolute jewel down here.
William Shatner got hit hard when he went on his private space flight with Blue Origin.