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    28 Pictures That Prove That Nothing Really Matters

    It's freeing in a way.

    1. Welcome to Earth! This is where you live.

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    2. This is where you are in your little neighborhood, the solar system.

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    3. Here's the distance, to scale, between the Earth and the moon. Doesn't look too far, does it?

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    4. THINK AGAIN. Inside that distance you can fit every planet in our solar system, nice and neatly.

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    5. Speaking of the Moon, here’s the United States in comparison to the Moon:

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    6. That green little smudge there? That's North America compared to Jupiter:

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    7. Here's what Jupiter would look like if it were as far away as the Moon:

    8. This is what Earth (well, six Earths) looks like when compared with Saturn:

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    9. And just for the heck of it, here's what Saturn's rings would look like if they were around Earth:

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    10. Okay, this right here is a comet. We landed a probe on one of those bad boys not too long ago. Here's what one looks like compared with Los Angeles:

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    11. But that's nothing compared to our sun. IT'S HUGE. Just remember:

    12. Now here's you from the moon:

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    13. Here's you from Mars:

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    14. Here's you from just behind Saturn's rings:

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    15. And here's you from just beyond Neptune, 4 billion miles away.

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    To paraphrase Carl Sagan, everyone and everything you have ever known exists on that little speck.

    16. Let's step back a bit. This is what Earth looks like compared with the sun. Terrifying, right?

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    The sun doesn't even fit in the image.

    17. And here's that same sun way out from the surface of Mars:

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    18. But that's nothing. Remember what Carl Sagan once said: There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth:

    19. Which means that there are ones much, much bigger than little puny sun. Just look at how tiny and insignificant our sun is:

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    Look at that baby sun.

    20. The biggest star, VY Canis Majoris, is 1,000,000,000 times bigger than our sun. Our sun probably gets its lunch money stolen:

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    .........

    21. But none of those compares to the size of a galaxy. In fact, if you shrank the sun down to the size of a white blood cell and shrunk the Milky Way galaxy down using the same scale, the Milky Way would be the size of the United States:

    22. That's because the Milky Way galaxy is gigantic. This is where you live inside there:

    23. But this is all you ever see in your life:

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    (That's not a picture of the Milky Way, but you get the idea.)

    24. Try this on for size: the Milky Way is so vast, the last time our solar system was in the position it's in now, dinosaurs roamed the Earth:

    25. But even our galaxy is a little runt compared with some others. Here's the Milky Way compared to IC 1011, 350 million light years away from Earth:

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    Just THINK about all that could be inside there.

    26. But let's think bigger. In JUST this picture taken by the Hubble telescope, there are thousands and thousands of galaxies, each containing millions of stars, each with their own planets.

    27. Here's one of the galaxies pictured, UDF 423. This galaxy is 10 BILLION light years away. When you look at this picture, you are looking BILLIONS of years into the past.

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    Some of the other galaxies are thought to have formed only a few hundred million years AFTER the Big Bang.

    28. And just keep this in mind — that's a picture of a very small, small part of the universe. It's just an insignificant fraction of the night sky.

    So if you're ever feeling upset about your favorite show being canceled or the fact that they play Christmas music way too early — just remember...

    This is your home.

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    This is what happens when you zoom out from your home to your solar system.

    And this is what happens when you zoom out farther...

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    And farther...

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    Keep going...

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    Just a little bit farther...

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    Almost there...

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    And here it is. Here's everything in the observable universe, and here's your place in it. Just a tiny little ant in a giant jar.

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    Oh man.