We’re Small, Super Small
I think it’s healthy to ponder about stuff like this from time to time, because it puts things into perspective.
We recently landed a probe on a comet. Here’s its’ size compared to Los Angeles:
This is earth. Our home.
Earth is super small. We can fit 6 earths inside just the width of Saturn’s rings.
This is the sun compared to the earth, and the other planets:
This is our solar system:
Here’s our entire solar system, within the Milky Way Galaxy (you can’t even see it):
The stuff residing within this yellow circle is all you can see when you look up at the night sky:
Our Milky Way galaxy compared to a few other galaxies:
Each of these specks are galaxies. Each galaxy has hundreds of millions of stars and solar systems:
It doesn’t end there. Check this out. This is our Milky Way within our local Galactic Group:
This is our supercluster (Virgo Supercluster) within it’s local supercluster neighborhood:
This is our small neighborhood of superclusters within the observable universe (our modern technology can’t see beyond this):
Thoughts on this? Given that we’re all so insignificant in the bigger scheme of things, does this change your perspective about life, others, and/or your outlook on the world?