Tuesday, January 6, 2015

25 Pictures that will make you completely re-evaluate your existence

1. This is where we all live, our Earth.

2. This the solar system, our “neighborhood”.

via: foxnews.com

3. This is the scaled distance between Earth and Moon. You thought the moon was farther?

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4. What if I told you that between Earth and moon you could fit every planet of our solar system?

via: reddit.com
via: reddit.com

5. If you still don’t have a measure of how tiny we are, here is North America compared to Jupiter.

6. You could line up SIX Earths on the Saturn’s rings.

7. And here is how our sky would look like if Earth had rings like Saturn.

via: io9.com
via: io9.com

8. This is a comet, compared to Los Angeles. Big, isn’t it?

9. If that was big, here is the sun, and we are that tiny little point down there.

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10. And here is how we look like from the moon.

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NASA

11. And from Mars.

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NASA

12. From Saturn.

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NASA

13. And from Neptune, 4 billion miles away.

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NASA

14. But let’s look again at how we look like compared to the sun. It blows my mind every time.

15. That little dot is the sun, seen from Mars.

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NASA

16. Did you know that there are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth?

17. And between all these stars, many are much bigger than our sun. Take a look at how it looks compared to VY Canis Majoris.

18. And galaxies are incredibly bigger. Just so you understand: if the sun was a blood cell, the Milky Way would be as big as the United States!

via: reddit.com
via: reddit.com

19. The Milky Way is enormous. Here is where we are inside it.

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20. It’s mind blowing to think that all the stars we can see to the naked eye at night are just part of this yellow circle.

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21. But don’t you ever think the Milky Way is the biggest galaxy in space. Here it is compared to Ic 1011!

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22. This is a picture taken from the Hubble telescope. In just this space there are millions of galaxies, each and everyone of them containing million of stars, each with planets orbiting around them.

23. This is one of these galaxies. It’s named UDF 423, and it’s 10 billion light years away. Do you know what this means? It means that it’s light takes 10 billion years to reach the Earth. Basically, by looking at this galaxy you are looking 10 billion years into the past!

via: wikisky.org

24. Keep in mind that every single inch of your vision of the night sky contains billions of galaxies, stars, planets.

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via: thetoc.gr

25. But it’s not all roses out there. Here is a black hole compared to our orbit. A black hole is a region of spacetime where gravity is so strong that no particle or light ray entering that region can ever escape from it.

So whenever you think about your life and existence, about the good and bad in this world, keep in mind that we are just a tiny, little dot lost in space. Just a little recap. This is where we live.

photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin  (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This is how we look like in our solar system.

photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin  (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

And in our interstellar neighborhood.

photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin  (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Our neighborhood compared to our galaxy.

photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin  (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

And how it looks like from farther.

photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin  (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Let’s zoom out a little more.

photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin  (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Some more.

photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin  (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

And here we are, here is the observable universe. Everything we said before fits in that little red dot. Impressive, right?

photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin  (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
photo credits: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Thinking about how tiny and insignificant we are compared to the universe totally blew my mind

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