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Originally posted by AceWombat04
I've often wondered about scales. Are we smaller relative to the known universe than an atom is relative to this planet? Imagine the implications of that, at least philosophically and psychologically. I've always known that we were miniscule beyond reckoning. But this really helps me to visualize it.
Originally posted by Kaynos
Nice picture. To truely show how 114 millions miles is nothing, to travel this distance at the speed of light it's a 10 minutes trip. Compare this to the size of our galaxy which is 100,000 light years wide, 114 millions miles is not even next door, it's still pretty much inside the house.
[edit on 19-8-2010 by Kaynos]
Originally posted by fiftyfifty
reply to post by kai22
I don't think we matter at all. The sad thing is, with all of the money, power and resources on this planet, we still wouldn't have enough to explore the universe to a distance where there may be other life. So instead, we will waste everything we have fighting each other like Neanderthals until we destroy ourselves and the one place we have to call home.
Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
How about this picture from voyager, it shows us just how vast space is....
...This picture was taken from 3,762,136,324 miles. When I see pictures like this it makes me think, how can something so small and insignificant be so important.
Originally posted by kai22
reply to post by fiftyfifty
Here you go people, enjoy