26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence And Say Allahu Akbar

1- This is where you live. Planet Earth, your home.


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2- This is your neighborhood, the solar system


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3- This is what a comet looks like compared to Los Angeles


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4- Here’s the distance between Earth and the Moon. Doesn’t look too far, does it?


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5- THINK AGAIN. Inside that distance you can fit every planet from our solar system and still have about 5000 miles of free space

6- Speaking of planets, that little blue thing is Earth compared to Jupiter

7- Here is Saturn:

And here’s Earth compared to Saturn’s rings

8- But that’s nothing compared to our sun

9- Here’s how Earth looks like from the moon


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10- Here’s Earth from Mars:


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11- Here’s Earth from just behind Saturn’s rings:


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12- And here’s Earth from just beyond Neptune, 4 billion miles away.


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Prominent astronomer Carl Sagan put it this way “EVERYONE and EVERYTHING you have ever known exists on that little speck”

13- Let’s step back a bit. Here’s the size of Earth compared with the size of our sun. Terrifying, right?


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14- And here’s that same sun from the surface of Mars:


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15- But that’s nothing. Again, as Carl Sagan once mused, there are more stars in space than there are grains of sand in all the beaches on Earth:


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16- Which means that there are ones much, much bigger than our wimpy sun. Just look at how tiny and insignificant our sun is:


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18- Here’s another look. The biggest star, VY Canis Majoris, is 1,000,000,000 times bigger than our sun:


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19- But none of those compares to the size of a galaxy. In fact, if you shrank the sun down to the size of a white blood cell and shrunk the Milky Way galaxy down using the same scale, the Milky Way would be the size of the United States:


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20- That’s because the Milky Way galaxy is huge. This is where you live inside there:


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21- But this small yellow circle is all you ever see:


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22- But even our galaxy is a little runt compared with some others. Here’s the Milky Way compared to IC 1011, 350 million light years away from Earth:


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Just THINK about all that could be inside there.

23- But let’s think bigger. In JUST this picture taken by the Hubble telescope, there are thousands and thousands of galaxies, each containing millions of stars, each with their own planets.


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24- Here’s one of the galaxies pictured, UDF 423. This galaxy is 10 BILLION light years away. When you look at this picture, you are looking billions of years into the past.


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Some of the other galaxies are thought to have formed only a few hundred million years AFTER the Big Bang.

25- And just keep this in mind: that’s a picture of a very small, small part of the universe. It’s just an insignificant fraction of the night sky.


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26- And, you know, it’s pretty safe to assume that there are some black holes out there. Here’s the size of a black hole compared with Earth’s orbit, just to terrify you:


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So if you’re ever feeling upset about something in your life: just remember…

This is your home.
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This is what happens when you zoom out from your home to your solar system.

And this is what happens when you zoom out farther…
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And farther…
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Keep going…
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Just a little bit farther…
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Almost there…
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And here it is. Here’s everything in the observable universe, and here’s your place in it. Just a tiny little ant in a giant jar.
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