Pictures below will make you reconsider your entire existence in the Universe. Sometimes we just need to stop and think about how tiny we humans are, mere specks on the planet. But even the big Earth is not so big when you start thinking about universe and these impressive pictures will prove it.
This is Earth – our Home
The third rock from the Sun
Here’s the distance, to scale, between the Earth and the Moon
If we fit all planets of our Solar system between Earth and Moon
This small green speck is North America compared to Jupiter
Saturn rings could fit six Earths
Here’s what Saturn’s rings would look like if they were around Earth
Comet compared to Los Angeles
Planets compared to the Sun
This is how Earth looks from the Moon
Earth compared to the Sun
How Sun looks from Mars
There are more stars in space then grains of sand on all beaches of the world
And many of this stars much bigger then our Sun
But none of those compares to the size of a galaxy. If the sun would be the size of a white blood cell then the Milky Way would be the size of the United States!
Here is Earth inside of Milky Way
All stars you see at night are just a part of little yellow circle on the picture
But even our galaxy is a little compared with some others. Here’s the Milky Way compared to IC 1011, 350 million light years away from Earth
But can you imagine that just in this one picture taken by the Hubble telescope there is uncountable number of galaxies, each containing millions of stars, each with their own planets!
This is one of these galaxies, UDF 423. It’s 10 billion light years away. Do you know what this means? Its light takes 10 billion years to reach the Earth. Basically, by looking at this galaxy you are looking 10 billion years into the past!
But remember — that’s a picture of a very small part of the universe. It’s just an insignificant fraction of the night sky
Our Orbit compared to Black Hole Orbit. A black hole is a region of spacetime where gravity is so strong that no particle or light ray entering that region can ever escape from it.
And if you still not wowed this is a recap:
This is our planet
Zooming out to the solar system
Zoom out a bit more to the Solar Interstellar neighborhood
A bit more to see the galaxy
A bit more
A bit more
And here we are, here is the observable universe. Everything what was mentioned before basically fits in that little red dot. Unbelievably impressive, right?