30 Amazing Photographs Of The Universe That Will Humble You.
Anyone can see that the Earth is unbelievably little when compared to the universe as a whole. Understanding this fact can help you gain a bit of perspective on your place on the Earth. When you realize how intensely large the universe is, the little things - like missing your favorite show on a Tuesday night - become a lot less important.
Take a peek at these 30 pictures and facts about our incredible universe. Once you see them, you’ll most likely view yourself a bit differently.
What’s even crazier, is these pictures are just breaking the surface. Have a look, it will be impossible not to feel humbled.
1.This is our home as we know it, planet Earth. Has it ever crossed your mind that every single human that has ever existed has lived here? What’s even crazier, is that our Earth is covered with 71 percent water, and only 29 percent land.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
2. We can also look at our solar system as “our local neighborhood.” When you look at it from a zoomed-out aerial view, you can see just how small our planet is when compared to other planets - and the actual universe itself.
3. When scaled to size, this is the distance between the Earth and the moon. It’s incredible to think that we actually sent astronauts there in 1969! The size comparison is unbelievable. Did you know that our planet was so much larger?
4. Take a look at this illustration to give yourself an idea of how far the space is between the Earth and the moon. Every other planet in our solar system can be squeezed into that distance - with extra room to spare!
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