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in reality its impossible to really understand how small we really are
This truely puts into perspective how small our solar system is.
And there are millions of people who believe we are alone. Thank God for ATS and images like this one
Originally posted by Movhisattva
We are stardust indeed... This reminds me of Carl Sagan's 'pale blue dot' image, Earth photographed from 4 billion miles away by Voyager I:
"We succeeded in taking that picture and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam".
There are some nice pale blue dot threads around already. Looking at Earth from that perspective always confonts me with... well, more or less everything I live in, live for, live with and live by. In one dot.
[edit on 5/11/09 by Movhisattva]
Originally posted by poling2482
A really neat picture of our universe. If you click on it once it will zoom in and then just scroll down. After looking at this it boggles my mind! I mean really, how in the world can our brains absorb all that information. The universe is to big to ever understand completely. I like the part that said modern physics would not allow the galaxy to exist.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Because modern physics doesn't include consciousness.
Originally posted by BlubberyConspiracy
Nice illustration first the size of atoms thread made me feel big, now this makes me feel really small!
Just imagine all the possibilities yet to explore out there.