37 photos of the universe that will make you rethink your entire existence.

The universe is huge.

In the universe, the Earth is a grain of sand.

Not even: a microscopic atom.

As my grandmother used to say, a picture is worth 1000 words.

This is evident with these incredible photos of our Universe.

I challenge you to discover images that open your eyes and make you see things from a different angle.

You will see that in the scale of the Universe, we are really a small thing…

Here it is 37 photos of the Universe that will make you reevaluate your entire existence. see:

2. This is our “neighborhood”: the Solar System

3. This is the distance between the Earth and the Moon to measure. It doesn’t seem that far, does it?

The distance between the Earth and the Moon

4. Well, think again! Arranged end to end, all the planets of our solar system can fit into it

All the planets of the solar system are at the distance between the Earth and the Moon

5. Now let’s talk about the planets. See that little green spot on Jupiter? That’s the size of North America!

A spot representing North America compared to Jupiter

6. Here you can see the size of Saturn compared to Earth. It is 6 times larger than the Earth!

Earth is six times the size of Saturn

7. This is what Saturn’s rings would look like if they were around the Earth

Several views of different countries with the Earth's rings

8. While we’re at it, see how much Earth can fit in the diameter of Jupiter

Few Earths compared to the size of Jupiter

9. And this is a comet like the one we just landed the probe on. Here is its size in Los Angeles scale

The size of the comet compared to Los Angeles

10. But wait, that’s nothing compared to the size of the Sun. See the size next to the place:

The size of the Sun compared to all the planets of the Solar System

11. Do you see the small black dot near the sun? This is a planet, Mercury

Mercury compared to the Sun

12. This is how we look from the moon

Earth's view from the moon

13. The same, but this time from March

A view of Earth from Mars

14. This is the Earth from Saturn

View of Earth from Saturn

15. Hello! This is Neptune… 6 billion km away

A view of Earth from Neptune

In the words of Carl Sagan:

Look at this little dot. It is our home. We are.

At this point is everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you’ve heard of, everyone who has ever lived.

16. But let us approach the Earth again. Here is its size compared to the Sun. Breathtaking, isn’t it?

The size of the Earth compared to the Sun

17. This is still the Sun, but from the surface of Mars

View of the Sun from Mars

18. Are you sitting? There are 10 times more stars in the visible universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches and deserts on earth. It makes you dizzy!

The stars in space compared to all the grains of sand on Earth

19. There are stars much bigger than our little Sun. See how it compares to one of the biggest known stars:

The size of the Sun compared to another star

20. Here is another perspective. The hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris is 1,000,000,000 times larger than our Sun.

21. AND all this is NOTHING on a galactic scale. If we shrunk the sun to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky Way would be the size of the United States.

The Sun and the USA are compared to the actual sizes of the galaxy

22. Because the Milky Way is simply HUGE. This is where our solar system is in the Galaxy

Our solar system in the Milky Way

23. However, only this small part is visible to the ordinary eye

A view of part of the Milky Way

24. By the way, the diameter of the Milky Way is about 100,000 light years.

The total distance of the Milky Way

To give you an idea of ​​its size:

1 light year alone = 9.461 BILLION km

25. Compared to other galaxies, ours is literally tiny. Here’s the Milky Way compared to IC 1011, 350 million light years from Earth

View of the Milky Way in relation to the galaxies

Take some time to connect everything that can be found in this dimension galaxy!

26. Let’s see it bigger. In this photo taken by the Hubble telescope, we see thousands and thousands of galaxies. All of them have millions of stars, each with its own planets

View of thousands of galaxies

27. And here’s just one of those galaxies, UDF 423. It’s 10 billion light years away. In fact, in this photo you are looking back billions of years.

An old image of the galaxy UDF 423

Astronomers believe that some galaxies formed only a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.

28. And to drive the point home, the Hubble photo represents only a very small part of the Universe. A small part of what we see in the night sky

A general view of part of the space

29. And just for fun, there are also black holes on the lot. Here is the size of one of them compared to Earth’s orbit

Black hole overview

30. So the next time you’re upset about missing an episode of your favorite show, take a step back. And remember one thing: this is our home

A view of the entire planet Earth

31. If we approach the scale of our solar system, this is the Earth

A view of the entire solar system

32. And if we take it further…

A view of the local interstellar cloud

33. Always forward…

View of the Milky Way

34. Continue…

A view of the local group of galaxies

35. A little more…

A view of the Virgo supercluster

36. We’re almost there!

View of nearby superclusters

37. Here we are: here is everything that exists in the observable universe and where you are right now. A microscopic ant in the ocean…

View of the entire universe

“Oh damn!”.

Your turn…

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