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Earth's location in the universe

Earth → Solar System → Local Interstellar Cloud → Milky Way → Local Group → Virgo Supercluster → Pisces-Cetus Supercluster Complex → Observable universe → Universe


Earth - 12,700 km in diameter - Our planet

Solar System - 4 light-years across - Our home planetary system. At this point, the Sun's gravity gives way to that of surrounding stars

Local Interstellar Cloud - 30 light-years across - Interstellar cloud of gas through which the Sun and a number of other stars are currently travelling

Milky Way Galaxy - 100,000 light-years across - Our home galaxy, composed of 200 billion to 400 billion stars and filled with the interstellar medium

Local Group - 3 megaparsecs across - Group of at least 47 galaxies. Dominated by Andromeda (the largest), The Milky Way and Triangulum; the remainder are small dwarf galaxies

Virgo Supercluster - 33 megaparsecs across - The supercluster of which our Local Group is a part; comprises roughly 100 galaxy groups and clusters

Pisces-Cetus Supercluster Complex - 300 megaparsecs across - The galaxy filament of which the Virgo Supercluster is a part

Observable universe - 28,000 megaparsecs across - The large-scale structure of the universe consists of more than 100 billion galaxies, arranged in millions of superclusters, galactic filaments, and voids, creating a foam-like superstructure

Universe - Minimum of 28,000 megaparsecs - Beyond the observable universe lies the unobservable regions where no light from those regions has reached the Earth yet. No information is available about the region, as light is the fastest travelling medium of information. However, since there is no reason to suppose different natural laws, the universe is likely to contain more galaxies in the same foam-like superstructure


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_System
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Interstellar_Cloud
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way_Galaxy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_Group
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgo_Supercluster
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisces-Cetus_Supercluster_Complex
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observable_universe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe

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My new computer :)
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Nice... assuming it works (and it's Graham, so of course it will work).
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I'm not looking forward to this... hopefully Google won't allow games to spam posts advertising themselves all the time.
Vic Gundotra originally shared:
 
Sharing is about more than just conversations. The experiences we share are another great way to build relationships. So to help you do this, we’re adding games to Google+.

With games on Google+, we’re focused on giving you control. When you're ready to play, the Games page will show you gameplay updates from your circles, your latest game notifications, and information on what's been played recently. This means your Stream will stay focused on conversations with the people you care about.

We’re starting with a small number of fun and interactive games to play on Google+, and we want to give a big thanks to the developers who’ve worked with us to make them available. Check out our Official Google Blog post for a full list.


http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/games-in-google-fun-that-fits-your.html

If you're a developer, you can get the lowdown on our new developer blog:
http://googleplusplatform.blogspot.com

While games in Google+ will gradually roll out, we look forward to making them available to everyone in the field trial soon. When you see the Games icon on the top of Google+, give it a try and send us your feedback.

Thanks for your continued support. Let’s play!
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Definitely, especially the "casual" sort, in-browser rubbish. A social network should be for sharing and whatnot, not racking up points in something utterly pointless, alone. :P
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This scrolling parallax comic thing is quite cool.
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Micaël Reynaud originally shared:
 
Extracted from http://j.mp/FlyEarth
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Facebook trying to censor other social networks isn't going to work... it'll probably backfire on them.
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Google+ invite links aren't showing up on Facebook news feeds...
Google+ invite links on Facebook
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Actually, now it is.
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Brilliantly said. (See http://xkcd.com/ if you're not familiar with xkcd.)
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Things are definitely going that way
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I am not the first person to do this.
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Really like the way Google+ works with the whole 'Circles' idea... just need to find some of my friends on it now. Hopefully Google won't add an API since I really hate the spammy "apps" on Facebook.
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Yeh this is great, I can choose who sees what, its really clever, especially how the photos pic up who's face is where.
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