posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 05:41 AM
My humble greetings!
Please allow me introduce myself…I am a nobody! I am but a single representative of a six and a half billion strong species that refers to itself as
“human”. I have a name that is by no stretch of imagination my own. It was given to me by the people whom I was conceived by before my physical
manifestation could recognize or remember consciousness. It bears no importance whatsoever.
I --and I suspect everyone who will ever read this-- live on an elliptical, almost circular, mass of variously composed matter. My species has many
names for this mass. Some call it “Earth” others “Terra”, but most --not all-- would agree that it is our place of origin. In comparison, this
object we identify as being a planet, is approximately 74.6775 Z(zetta) times my size. This means it would take the mass of
74,677,500,000,000,000,000,000 exact copies of myself to match the size of the planet I perceive as living upon.
Earth is known to revolve around another body of mass so abundant, that it is capable of keeping it, the Earth, and many other surrounding planets, in
perpetual motion around it. It’s matter is so condensed that as a result it radiates pure energy in all directions. For this rather unique
distinction, this object is recognized as being different from others. It is a star. Humans have many names for it, just like for Earth, and again
most --but not all-- would agree that it is the source of all life on the planet.
Only an object of immense mass can have such an effect to keep near-by objects in constantly repetitive circular motion around it. Such is this star,
the Sun. Its mass is said to be 332,946 times that of the Earth.
24,863,574,915,000,000,000,000,000,000 than that of my body.
There are many other stars in existence, we have noticed. Some with less mass than the Sun, some with many times more. A concentrated group of stars
is what we have become to know as a “galaxy”. The galaxy which the Sun is a part of is by some called the “Milky Way” and is estimated to
contain between 200 and 400 billion starts. Above that, there are an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the great dimensions we call the Universe.
It is said that the Universe is endless. I have no means to verify that.
I am a nobody, and it’s a pleasure to meet you.