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24 Pictures That Are Going To Make You Feel Very, Very Small

So very tiny.

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1. Here's you. Hi, you! How's it going?

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2. You exist on Earth, that big guy right near the moon. Everyone and everything you know is on here.

3. Between the Earth and the Moon you can fit about 30 Earths:

4. Or, you know, every single planet in the solar system:

5. Here's what the Earth looks like from the Moon:

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

6. And here's what the Earth looks like a little farther out, from Mars:

7. But Mars is nothing compared to all the other planets in our solar system:

The outer planets (gas giants) of our solar system. compared to the size of our Earth.

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The outer planets (gas giants) of our solar system. compared to the size of our Earth.

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8. Especially Jupiter. Here's Earth compared to the red spot on Jupiter:

9. Here's North America compared to Jupiter:

NASA / John Brady / Via astronomycentral.co.uk

10. And here's what Jupiter would look like if it were as far away as the Moon:

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11. Past Jupiter is Saturn. Here's how big Saturn is compared to us (well, five Earths):

NASA / John Brady / Via astronomycentral.co.uk

12. And here's what Earth would look like with Saturn's rings:

John Brady / Via astronomycentral.co.uk

13. And that's what you look like from behind Saturn's rings:

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

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

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14. But while that might make you feel small, those planets are nothing compared to the Sun:

15. Here's a look at what we look like compared to the Sun:

Space. Sun. Earth Compared to the Sun.

And one more:

John Brady / Via astronomycentral.co.uk

16. But, of course, the Sun isn't that big at all. Here's our Sun compared to one of the largest stars we know of:

VY Canis Majoris is just about a billion times bigger than our sun.
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VY Canis Majoris is just about a billion times bigger than our sun.

17. But even that is so small compared to a black hole:

Supermassive black hole NGC1277 put in perspective!

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Supermassive black hole NGC1277 put in perspective!

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18. But let's zoom out a little more. The Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, all that stuff, is all part of the Milky Way. Here's where you are in our galaxy:

19. And here's everything you've seen and see at night:

And here's how far our human voices carry outside into our galaxy:

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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20. To give you a sense of how big the Milky Way is, the last time we were in the position we are now, dinosaurs were roaming the Earth:

21. But, of course, the Milky Way is nothing compared to what's out there. Here's what it looks like compared to the largest observable galaxy:

The largest galaxy we've observed is 60 times the size of our own Milky Way.

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The largest galaxy we've observed is 60 times the size of our own Milky Way.

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And again:

Our galaxy (Milky Way) compared to the largest known galaxy (IC 1011). Crazy.

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Our galaxy (Milky Way) compared to the largest known galaxy (IC 1011). Crazy.

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22. So the next time you look up in the sky, even though you might not see them, just know you're looking at thousands and thousands of galaxies all millions of years in the past.

23. From what looks like darkness:

24. And just remember: Everything you ever know and have known might seem important to you, but to the universe? You're just a tiny, tiny speck:

Namaste.
NASA / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov

Namaste.

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