26 Pictures That Will Give You Perspective On What Really Matters

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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:

Everybody who's ever lived and died on earth versus people who are alive today

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Everybody who's ever lived and died on earth versus people who are alive today

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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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Every single satellite orbiting Earth, in a single image!

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

Your place in the universe. It's all about perspective. #hhsbeavers

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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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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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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: