The Most Accurate Address Possible

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The Most Accurate Address Possible

Post by MindTheGap » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:41 pm

So, just for fun, I figured out one day what would be the most accurate address for one's location in the know universe. I tried to put it in as my "location" in my profile, but it's way too long. Try writing it on an envelope to a friend or family member. They'll get a kick out of it. :)

[quick note: ly = light years; RA = right ascension, Dec = declination (astronomical coordinates) pulsars are included because they are considered astronomical "signposts" because their rate of spin and luminosity are well established]

*put your own address, state/province, country and continent here*

Earth, 3rd Planet, 1 AU Sol;

4 ly @ RA 14h 29m 42.9487s. / Dec −62° 40′ 46.141″: to Proxima Centauri;

Pulsar  J1932+1059 551 ly @ RA 19h32m13.900s / Dec +10°59'31.99";
Pulsar J0826+2637 1.2k ly @ RA 08h26m51.310s / Dec +26°37'25.57";
Pulsar  J1456-6843 1.6k ly @ RA 14h56m00.11s / Dec -68°43'38.7";

Orion-Cygnus Arm; 27k ly @ RA 17h 45m 40.0409s / Dec −29° 0′ 28.118″: Sagittarius A,  Milky Way Galaxy; 

2.5M ly @RA 00h 42m 44.3s / Dec +41° 16′ 9″: Andromeda Galaxy;

Local Galactic Group, Virgo Cluster, 176M ly @ RA 12h 48m 49.3s / Dec −41° 18′ 40″: Hydra-Centaurus Cluster;

Laniakea Supercluster, 250M ly @ RA 01h 50m / Dec +36° 00′: Perseus-Pisces Supercluster;

Known Universe, 11 D Metaverse
And now, as long as space endures, As long as there are beings to be found,
May I continue, likewise, to remain, To drive away the sorrows of the world.

- Shantideva: Bodhicharyavatara

In this world there is no man, there is no woman. There is no person, self or consciousness.
Man and woman are merely imputed and have no essence. Thus, the minds of worldly beings are mistaken.

- Wisdom Moon: now known as the Bodhisattva Tara

When there arises a gap in the mind...


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