This is Planet Earth’s Impact So Far in the Universe

Radio BroadcastsLook for the tiny blue dot for our impact. Adam Grossman writes about “The Tiny Humanity Bubble” on jackadamblog:

Mankind has been broadcasting radio waves into deep space for about a hundred years now — since the days of Marconi.

That, of course, means there is an ever-expanding bubble announcing Humanity’s presence to anyone listening in the Milky Way. This bubble is astronomically large (literally), and currently spans approximately 200 light years across.

But how big is this, really, compared to the size of the Galaxy in which we live (which is, itself, just one of countless billions of galaxies in the observable universe)?

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  • Dertyten

    1st!
    Disinformation rocks ;)

  • Dertyten

    1st!
    Disinformation rocks ;)

  • ChickenDenim

    Houdini Logic.

  • ChickenDenim

    Houdini Logic.

  • Rev. Evil Peaches

    wow 200 light years is nothing on that map!…nothing

  • Rev. Evil Peaches

    wow 200 light years is nothing on that map!…nothing

  • Dragonboykelly

    Latest estimates suggest the radio signals we are sending out dissipate after about 2 light years, our nearest star is 4 light years away. Nobody knows we are here, unless they are visiting us here!

  • Dragonboykelly

    Latest estimates suggest the radio signals we are sending out dissipate after about 2 light years, our nearest star is 4 light years away. Nobody knows we are here, unless they are visiting us here!

  • jasonpaulhayes

    Hey, I might be small but the fact I’m here is huge .. to me anyhow.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Hey, I might be small but the fact I’m here is huge .. to me anyhow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Wood/1574142560 Jon Wood

    Send more Chuck Berry!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Wood/1574142560 Jon Wood

    Send more Chuck Berry!

  • reubenavery
  • Anonymous
  • Georg Hummer

    What point is this making? The size of a human being is far closer to the largest scales in the universe than the smallest.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Costa/100001255932885 Michael Costa

      No…no it is not. again greatly underestimating how tiny you are. if your eyeball was planet earth a single human on its surface is as small as one of the micro bacteria floating around in the moisture of your eye. sure we make things visible from orbit but thats the equivalent of bacteria causing a pimple on your face. maybe the germs on us are trying to tell us they are there. maybe the bacteria on your eye is sentient on that microcosmic scale and its crawling across your eyeball wondering if it and its bretheren are alone in the universe not knowing that across the vast distance of your face there is another eyeball with other germs on it and they may never meet

      • Georg Hummer

        The fundamental length scale in in theoretical physics is the Planck length, 1.6 x 10^(-35) metres. Look how huge you are!

      • Redacted

        That we can imagine how small we are shows how huge we are.

  • Georg Hummer

    What point is this making? The size of a human being is far closer to the largest scales in the universe than the smallest.

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

    This is why even if there is other intelligent life in the universe (likely) it is unlikely they will ever become aware of us or us of them. 

    • smooth_operator

      You’re assuming there’s no other means of travel than traveling at or under the speed of light.  That’s like a neanderthal looking out across the ocean and thinking to himself, “Can’t do it.”

      • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

        I am assuming nothing.  You’re right, no one has any idea what discoveries will be made in the future.  In the 1950’s who would have believed an iPhone with video and internet connection?

        Even with FTL travel, the universe is vast beyond true comprehension.  One would have to know where to look or go to make contact with another race.  Radio waves do not propagate beyond a few light years, so that would be unreliable.  There could certainly be other means of communication (gravity waves?) but how would we know what to even try to detect.  Another intelligence may have technology that has moved in directions we cannot even fathom.  The problem of contact is truly so vast as to be unlikely.  Remember, I said unlikely, not impossible.

        • Iwasneverhere

          you’re still assuming this other race is in outer space, instead of connected directly to us via some kind of portal that lands them right into our reality.. i would say it’s much more likely other beings travel inter-dimensionally.  the truth is these “beings” do visit us all the time and are accessible to us through our very own brains.  ever hear of lucid dreaming or astral projection?  dmt?  the god helmet?  all of these things have one thing in common: they produce the feeling or the realization of the presence of other beings.  we are merely channels.  we hold the same spirit as these beings, except we have the illusion of limitation within the human body.  everything is an illusion.  our reality is merely a projection.  any being more advanced than us wouldn’t fuck with our reality because they would have to be more spiritually centered and more responsible than us.  it is irresponsible to go around making yourself visible to a race when you know nothing about what that could cause… this applies to “aliens” contacting us.. and applies to us attempting (in vain) to contact other life.  when it is time, we will know it… and from the view of my balcony, it looks like it will be sometime soon… we see what one would refer to as “UFOs” on a nightly basis at the very same time every night.. anywhere from 2 – 10 of them.  not trying to convince anyone.. just saying.. it’s true.  you might wanna take a look at the sky sometime in the evening around 7:45-8:20 CDT… “they” are very much aware of us.. whether we are of them… i don’t know, but i’m pretty sure if we are, it’s above our govt, above our military… there would have to be a special “force” that intercepts these… objects.  

          • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

            What is wrong with your comprehension?  I have distinctly said that we can assume nothing.  There are only probabilities.  You respond by putting out ever more far-fetched ideas.  I don’t rule any of them out completely, but you seem to be a bit off in the head. 

            Yes, I have heard of all of those things but have never seen the least proof of any of them.  What I do see evidence of is that you are a wacko that needs to have your medication updated.

          • Elmyr23

            one more zombie then?

          • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

            Zombie?  You’re making even less sense than iwasneverhere.  Or are you the same wacko?

          • Nirvanasteve

            Here’s the thing, Mr. Smith. It’s plausible to wait for science to prove anything you feel should not or could not be true before affirming your own belief in it; science is there to explain things to us that we can’t typically discover in our own day-to-day experiences. However, when it comes to things that ANY person can experience for themselves given enough time and practice, such as lucid dreaming, astral projection or (when connected with the right channels) DMT then it is foolish to disregard these testaments solely on the basis that some lab coat has not yet written a dissertation on it. These pivotal moments when people open their own minds to see what’s real reveals truths to them that no amount of argument or research could ever dissuade. Disregard those who share these experiences all you want, but I think you are doing a grave disservice to yourself by not investigating these things when you are perfectly able too. Doesn’t just the possibility of reaching a higher plane of existence make these things merit at least a little of your time?

          • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

            Again, I see unwarranted assumption.  Because I have not explicitly agreed with your favored hypothesis, you assume I have no interest or knowledge of it.

            FYI, I have often read and studied these very possibilities and continue to do so.  To date, I have not seen any evidence that these things exist or are even possible.  That does not preclude the possibility that new evidence will not be discovered that changes everything. 

            In 1938, that was not a spec of U235 anywhere in the world and the math that pointed to the possibility of an atomic weapon was ridiculed and dismissed by “leading scientists” all over the world.  Seven years later, Hiroshima changed the minds of even the most strident non-believers.

            As a martial artist for almost 40 years, I am aware that there are capabilities of the human body that are not yet fully understood or accepted by the world.  But I have seen and experienced personal evidence that they exist.  The circulation of the blood was not accepted or deemed creditable until instruments existed to demonstrate capillaries.  It is entirely likely that we will someday possess the ability to conclusively prove or disprove altered states, other realities, and the “woo-woo” things you mention.  Until that happens, I will remain skeptical with the reasoning, of “no evidence.”

          • Nirvanasteve

            I believe my hypothesis was “don’t knock it before you try it,” not “here’s all the evidence you could possibly need.” I also did not mean to imply that you have no interest in the subject, but I was responding to the fact that you cited the previous poster needs medication; an unnecessary and sarcastic response to someone sharing their honest opinions over these subjects. The key distinction between what you think I said and what I said is that I suggest you should take action to TRY these things, not read up on them. Of course, it’s merely a suggestion and one you seem perfectly willing to refuse.  

          • http://slrman.wordpress.com/ James Smith

            FYI, you seem to have an enormous comprehension deficit.  When I said I had studied them and could not find any creditable evidence, many would understand that I have tried things like astral projection, lucid dreaming, et al.  From my reading and personal experience, I have neither seen nor experienced anything to indicate they are possible. 

            If you could take a moment and try to comprehend what I said in my previous post, you will see I specifically said that it is possible that new facts may emerge to change everyone’s understanding.  I even gave the examples of atomic bombs and circulation of the blood.

            When you have already decided what someone is saying, it’s easy to delude yourself into believing that’s what is really happening.  The power of self-delusion is greated than thay of direct observation and rational thinking.  That accounts for all religion, the WWE, and you.

          • Brelanddaniel

            Than anyone who has ever believed anything despite how nonsensical it is, has proven the existence of it.

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    This is why even if there is other intelligent life in the universe (likely) it is unlikely they will ever become aware of us or us of them. 

  • Dragonboykelly

    Latest thinking suggests our radio signals dissipate after about 2 light years, our nearest neighbour is 4 light years away, nobody knows we are here, unless they are visiting us here.

  • Dragonboykelly

    Latest thinking suggests our radio signals dissipate after about 2 light years, our nearest neighbour is 4 light years away, nobody knows we are here, unless they are visiting us here.

  • Dragonboykelly

    Latest thinking suggests our radio signals dissipate after about 2 light years, our nearest neighbour is 4 light years away, nobody knows we are here, unless they are visiting us here.

  • Dragonboykelly

    Latest thinking suggests our radio signals dissipate after about 2 light years, our nearest neighbour is 4 light years away, nobody knows we are here, unless they are visiting us here.

  • Dragonboykelly

    Do you delete all comments that don’t agree with you? That’s more like misinformation, disappointing from such a good site.

    • Dragonboykelly

      Oops, my bad, My original post has popped up again :)

  • Dragonboykelly

    Do you delete all comments that don’t agree with you? That’s more like misinformation, disappointing from such a good site.

  • Dragonboykelly

    Oops, my bad, My original post has popped up again :)

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    It’s a start.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    It’s a start.

  • Anonymous

    You’re assuming there’s no other means of travel than traveling at or under the speed of light.  That’s like a neanderthal looking out across the ocean and thinking to himself, “Can’t do it.”

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    I am assuming nothing.  You’re right, no one has any idea what discoveries will be made in the future.  In the 1950’s who would have believed an iPhone with video and internet connection?

    Even with FTL travel, the universe is vast beyond true comprehension.  One would have to know where to look or go to make contact with another race.  Radio waves do not propagate beyond a few light years, so that would be unreliable.  There could certainly be other means of communication (gravity waves?) but how would we know what to even try to detect.  Another intelligence may have technology that has moved in directions we cannot even fathom.  The problem of contact is truly so vast as to be unlikely.  Remember, I said unlikely, not impossible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Costa/100001255932885 Michael Costa

    No…no it is not. again greatly underestimating how tiny you are. if your eyeball was planet earth a single human on its surface is as small as one of the micro bacteria floating around in the moisture of your eye. sure we make things visible from orbit but thats the equivalent of bacteria causing a pimple on your face. maybe the germs on us are trying to tell us they are there. maybe the bacteria on your eye is sentient on that microcosmic scale and its crawling across your eyeball wondering if it and its bretheren are alone in the universe not knowing that across the vast distance of your face there is another eyeball with other germs on it and they may never meet

  • Georg Hummer

    The fundamental length scale in in theoretical physics is the Planck length, 1.6 x 10^(-35) metres. Look how huge you are!

  • Iwasneverhere

    you’re still assuming this other race is in outer space, instead of connected directly to us via some kind of portal that lands them right into our reality.. i would say it’s much more likely other beings travel inter-dimensionally.  the truth is these “beings” do visit us all the time and are accessible to us through our very own brains.  ever hear of lucid dreaming or astral projection?  dmt?  the god helmet?  all of these things have one thing in common: they produce the feeling or the realization of the presence of other beings.  we are merely channels.  we hold the same spirit as these beings, except we have the illusion of limitation within the human body.  everything is an illusion.  our reality is merely a projection.  any being more advanced than us wouldn’t fuck with our reality because they would have to be more spiritually centered and more responsible than us.  it is irresponsible to go around making yourself visible to a race when you know nothing about what that could cause… this applies to “aliens” contacting us.. and applies to us attempting (in vain) to contact other life.  when it is time, we will know it… and from the view of my balcony, it looks like it will be sometime soon… we see what one would refer to as “UFOs” on a nightly basis at the very same time every night.. anywhere from 2 – 10 of them.  not trying to convince anyone.. just saying.. it’s true.  you might wanna take a look at the sky sometime in the evening around 7:45-8:20 CDT… “they” are very much aware of us.. whether we are of them… i don’t know, but i’m pretty sure if we are, it’s above our govt, above our military… there would have to be a special “force” that intercepts these… objects.  

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    What is wrong with your comprehension?  I have distinctly said that we can assume nothing.  There are only probabilities.  You respond by putting out ever more far-fetched ideas.  I don’t rule any of them out completely, but you seem to be a bit off in the head. 

    Yes, I have heard of all of those things but have never seen the least proof of any of them.  What I do see evidence of is that you are a wacko that needs to have your medication updated.

  • Elmyr23

    one more zombie then?

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    Zombie?  You’re making even less sense than iwasneverhere.  Or are you the same wacko?

  • Anonymous

    Its very fantastic and awesome Enviroment during the  Planet earth Impact.
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  • Anonymous

    That we can imagine how small we are shows how huge we are.

  • Nirvanasteve

    Here’s the thing, Mr. Smith. It’s plausible to wait for science to prove anything you feel should not or could not be true before affirming your own belief in it; science is there to explain things to us that we can’t typically discover in our own day-to-day experiences. However, when it comes to things that ANY person can experience for themselves given enough time and practice, such as lucid dreaming, astral projection or (when connected with the right channels) DMT then it is foolish to disregard these testaments solely on the basis that some lab coat has not yet written a dissertation on it. These pivotal moments when people open their own minds to see what’s real reveals truths to them that no amount of argument or research could ever dissuade. Disregard those who share these experiences all you want, but I think you are doing a grave disservice to yourself by not investigating these things when you are perfectly able too. Doesn’t just the possibility of reaching a higher plane of existence make these things merit at least a little of your time?

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    Again, I see unwarranted assumption.  Because I have not explicitly agreed with your favored hypothesis, you assume I have no interest or knowledge of it.

    FYI, I have often read and studied these very possibilities and continue to do so.  To date, I have not seen any evidence that these things exist or are even possible.  That does not preclude the possibility that new evidence will not be discovered that changes everything. 

    In 1938, that was not a spec of U235 anywhere in the world and the math that pointed to the possibility of an atomic weapon was ridiculed and dismissed by “leading scientists” all over the world.  Seven years later, Hiroshima changed the minds of even the most strident non-believers.

    As a martial artist for almost 40 years, I am aware that there are capabilities of the human body that are not yet fully understood or accepted by the world.  But I have seen and experienced personal evidence that they exist.  The circulation of the blood was not accepted or deemed creditable until instruments existed to demonstrate capillaries.  It is entirely likely that we will someday possess the ability to conclusively prove or disprove altered states, other realities, and the “woo-woo” things you mention.  Until that happens, I will remain skeptical with the reasoning, of “no evidence.”

  • Nirvanasteve

    I believe my hypothesis was “don’t knock it before you try it,” not “here’s all the evidence you could possibly need.” I also did not mean to imply that you have no interest in the subject, but I was responding to the fact that you cited the previous poster needs medication; an unnecessary and sarcastic response to someone sharing their honest opinions over these subjects. The key distinction between what you think I said and what I said is that I suggest you should take action to TRY these things, not read up on them. Of course, it’s merely a suggestion and one you seem perfectly willing to refuse.  

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    FYI, you seem to have an enormous comprehension deficit.  When I said I had studied them and could not find any creditable evidence, many would understand that I have tried things like astral projection, lucid dreaming, et al.  From my reading and personal experience, I have neither seen nor experienced anything to indicate they are possible. 

    If you could take a moment and try to comprehend what I said in my previous post, you will see I specifically said that it is possible that new facts may emerge to change everyone’s understanding.  I even gave the examples of atomic bombs and circulation of the blood.

    When you have already decided what someone is saying, it’s easy to delude yourself into believing that’s what is really happening.  The power of self-delusion is greated than thay of direct observation and rational thinking.  That accounts for all religion, the WWE, and you.

  • http://slrman.wordpress.com James Smith

    FYI, you seem to have an enormous comprehension deficit.  When I said I had studied them and could not find any creditable evidence, many would understand that I have tried things like astral projection, lucid dreaming, et al.  From my reading and personal experience, I have neither seen nor experienced anything to indicate they are possible. 

    If you could take a moment and try to comprehend what I said in my previous post, you will see I specifically said that it is possible that new facts may emerge to change everyone’s understanding.  I even gave the examples of atomic bombs and circulation of the blood.

    When you have already decided what someone is saying, it’s easy to delude yourself into believing that’s what is really happening.  The power of self-delusion is greated than thay of direct observation and rational thinking.  That accounts for all religion, the WWE, and you.

  • Anonymous
  • Carlisle smith

     Yes But its true that earth is so far from Universe.
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  • Yudelsmith

    oh its earth so far from universe.
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  • Anonymous

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  • Carransmith

    I think that Positive Impact in the universe from earth .
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    I think that Positive Impact in the universe from earth .
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  • belowdeals

    Yeah they sent a CD out to space with instructions how to play it if someone found it

  • Anonymous

    Yeah they sent a CD out to space with instructions how to play it if someone found it

  • Anonymous
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  • Dieudonnesmith

    yes I think that Universe is so far from the earth.
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  • Anonymous

    yes I think that Universe is so far from the earth.
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  • Brelanddaniel

    Than anyone who has ever believed anything despite how nonsensical it is, has proven the existence of it.

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