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26 Pictures That Will Give You Perspective On What Really Matters

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1. Here's Earth. Lookin' good, Earth:

2. On Earth there are more people inside this tiny circle than outside of it:

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3. Throughout the entire history of Earth, there have been around 115 billion people. Seven billion of those people are alive now, and you are one of them:

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4. And every day on Earth, people fly from one part to another. This is what that looks like:

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5. This is what one part of Earth, Antarctica, looks like in comparison to another part of Earth:

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And this is how big another part of Earth is in comparison to a bunch of other parts:

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6. Here's what the Earth would look like without water. A big ol' lump:

7. Speaking of water, this is how big the Pacific Ocean actually is:

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8. And this is how deep the deepest part of the ocean goes:

9. But the Earth is nothing compared to what's outside of it. Here are all the satellites that orbit Earth every day:

Every single satellite orbiting Earth, in a single image!

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10. And pulling farther out, here's the United States in comparison to the moon:

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11. But to even get to the moon takes hundreds of thousands of miles of travel. Between the Earth and the moon you can fit every other planet in the solar system:

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12. One of those planets above is Mars. On Mars is a mountain called Olympus Mons. It makes Mount Everest look like a little baby:

13. It's also the size of France:

14. Another one of the planets up there is Jupiter. Here's what it would look like if it was where our moon is:

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15. This is the amount of water on one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, compared to the amount of water on Earth:

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16. Every day Jupiter keeps Earth safe from space debris by "shepherding" it out of the way:

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17. Flying around space you'll find some comets. Here's what one looks like compared to Los Angeles:

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18. It's easy to forget that we, like the image above, are constantly moving, every single second of every single day:

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19. Our solar system is constantly moving too. We are in the same position now that we were 225 million years ago, when dinosaurs were still on the planet:

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20. Pulling even farther out, you can see how we all seem from behind Saturn's rings:

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21. In fact, everything you see and know is contained in this (seemingly) tiny little circle:

22. And everything humanity has ever broadcasted has only made it this far out of the galaxy. No wonder we haven't met any intelligent life:

This blue dot shows how far the earliest human radio broadcasts have reached into the galaxy! (at the speed of light)

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23. And this is all the planets inside our own galaxy we discovered in the past year compared with other years:

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24. But even our galaxy is NOTHING compared to what's out there:

25. But let's pull it way, way in. Inside YOU, every day, there are trillions of cells working to keep you, and just you, going. Here are some white blood cells attacking a parasite:

26. And these are made up of molecules, of which one single one is shown here. This is who you are:

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But that's nothing. Remember that inside your body are 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms, each billions of years old. This is really who you are, and this is what the universe and everything you know is:

This is you.
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This is you.