26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - THIS RIGHT HERE IS A COMET. WE JUST LANDED A PROBE ON ONE OF THOSE BAD BOYS. HERE’S WHAT ONE LOOKS LIKE COMPARED WITH LOS ANGELES

1. THIS IS THE EARTH! THIS IS WHERE YOU LIVE.

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - THIS IS THE EARTH! THIS IS WHERE YOU LIVE.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov

2. AND THIS IS WHERE YOU LIVE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, THE SOLAR SYSTEM.

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - AND THIS IS WHERE YOU LIVE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
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3. HERE’S THE DISTANCE, TO SCALE, BETWEEN THE EARTH AND THE MOON. DOESN’T LOOK TOO FAR, DOES IT?

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - HERE’S THE DISTANCE, TO SCALE, BETWEEN THE EARTH AND THE MOON. DOESN’T LOOK TOO FAR, DOES IT?

4. THINK AGAIN. INSIDE THAT DISTANCE YOU CAN FIT EVERY PLANET IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, NICE AND NEATLY.

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - THINK AGAIN. INSIDE THAT DISTANCE YOU CAN FIT EVERY PLANET IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, NICE AND NEATLY.
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5. BUT LET’S TALK ABOUT PLANETS. THAT LITTLE GREEN SMUDGE IS NORTH AMERICA ON JUPITER.

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - BUT LET’S TALK ABOUT PLANETS. THAT LITTLE GREEN SMUDGE IS NORTH AMERICA ON JUPITER.
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6. AND HERE’S THE SIZE OF EARTH (WELL, SIX EARTHS) COMPARED WITH SATURN:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - AND HERE’S THE SIZE OF EARTH (WELL, SIX EARTHS) COMPARED WITH SATURN
NASA / John Brady / Via Astronomycentral.co.uk

7. AND JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE, HERE’S WHAT SATURN’S RINGS WOULD LOOK LIKE IF THEY WERE AROUND EARTH:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - AND JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE, HERE’S WHAT SATURN’S RINGS WOULD LOOK LIKE IF THEY WERE AROUND EARTH
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8. THIS RIGHT HERE IS A COMET. WE JUST LANDED A PROBE ON ONE OF THOSE BAD BOYS. HERE’S WHAT ONE LOOKS LIKE COMPARED WITH LOS ANGELES:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - THIS RIGHT HERE IS A COMET. WE JUST LANDED A PROBE ON ONE OF THOSE BAD BOYS. HERE’S WHAT ONE LOOKS LIKE COMPARED WITH LOS ANGELES
Matt Wang / Via Mentalfloss

9. BUT THAT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO OUR SUN. JUST REMEMBER:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - BUT THAT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO OUR SUN. JUST REMEMBER
Via Twitter: @maiwandafghani

10. HERE’S YOU FROM THE MOON:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - HERE’S YOU FROM THE MOON
NASA

11. HERE’S YOU FROM MARS:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - HERE’S YOU FROM MARS
NASA

12. HERE’S YOU FROM JUST BEHIND SATURN’S RINGS:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - HERE’S YOU FROM JUST BEHIND SATURN’S RINGS
NASA

13. AND HERE’S YOU FROM JUST BEYOND NEPTUNE, 4 BILLION MILES AWAY.

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - AND HERE’S YOU FROM JUST BEYOND NEPTUNE, 4 BILLION MILES AWAY
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To paraphrase Carl Sagan, everyone and everything you have ever known exists on that little speck.

14. LET’S STEP BACK A BIT. HERE’S THE SIZE OF EARTH COMPARED WITH THE SIZE OF OUR SUN. TERRIFYING, RIGHT?

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - LET’S STEP BACK A BIT. HERE’S THE SIZE OF EARTH COMPARED WITH THE SIZE OF OUR SUN. TERRIFYING, RIGHT?
John Brady / Via Astronomycentral.co.uk
The sun doesn’t even fit in the image.

15. AND HERE’S THAT SAME SUN FROM THE SURFACE OF MARS:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - AND HERE’S THAT SAME SUN FROM THE SURFACE OF MARS
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16. BUT THAT’S NOTHING. AGAIN, AS CARL ONCE MUSED, THERE ARE MORE STARS IN SPACE THAN THERE ARE GRAINS OF SAND ON EVERY BEACH ON EARTH:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - BUT THAT’S NOTHING. AGAIN, AS CARL ONCE MUSED, THERE ARE MORE STARS IN SPACE THAN THERE ARE GRAINS OF SAND ON EVERY BEACH ON EARTH
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17. WHICH MEANS THAT THERE ARE ONES MUCH, MUCH BIGGER THAN LITTLE WIMPY SUN. JUST LOOK AT HOW TINY AND INSIGNIFICANT OUR SUN IS:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - WHICH MEANS THAT THERE ARE ONES MUCH, MUCH BIGGER THAN LITTLE WIMPY SUN. JUST LOOK AT HOW TINY AND INSIGNIFICANT OUR SUN IS
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Our sun probably gets its lunch money stolen.

18. HERE’S ANOTHER LOOK. THE BIGGEST STAR, VY CANIS MAJORIS, IS 1,000,000,000 TIMES BIGGER THAN OUR SUN:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - HERE’S ANOTHER LOOK. THE BIGGEST STAR, VY CANIS MAJORIS, IS 1,000,000,000 TIMES BIGGER THAN OUR SUN
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19. BUT NONE OF THOSE COMPARES TO THE SIZE OF A GALAXY. IN FACT, IF YOU SHRUNK THE SUN DOWN TO THE SIZE OF A WHITE BLOOD CELL AND SHRUNK THE MILKY WAY GALAXY DOWN USING THE SAME SCALE, THE MILKY WAY WOULD BE THE SIZE OF THE UNITED STATES:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - BUT NONE OF THOSE COMPARES TO THE SIZE OF A GALAXY. IN FACT, IF YOU SHRUNK THE SUN DOWN TO THE SIZE OF A WHITE BLOOD CELL AND SHRUNK THE MILKY WAY GALAXY DOWN USING THE SAME SCALE, THE MILKY WAY WO
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20. THAT’S BECAUSE THE MILKY WAY GALAXY IS HUGE. THIS IS WHERE YOU LIVE INSIDE THERE:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - THAT’S BECAUSE THE MILKY WAY GALAXY IS HUGE. THIS IS WHERE YOU LIVE INSIDE THERE
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21. BUT THIS IS ALL YOU EVER SEE:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - BUT THIS IS ALL YOU EVER SEE
Via Twitter: @lucybrockle

(That’s not a picture of the Milky Way, but you get the idea.)

22. BUT EVEN OUR GALAXY IS A LITTLE RUNT COMPARED WITH SOME OTHERS. HERE’S THE MILKY WAY COMPARED TO IC 1011, 350 MILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM EARTH:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - BUT EVEN OUR GALAXY IS A LITTLE RUNT COMPARED WITH SOME OTHERS. HERE’S THE MILKY WAY COMPARED TO IC 1011, 350 MILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM EARTH
Via Twitter: @smokeinpublic

Just THINK about all that could be inside there.

23. BUT LET’S THINK BIGGER. IN JUST THIS PICTURE TAKEN BY THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE, THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF GALAXIES, EACH CONTAINING MILLIONS OF STARS, EACH WITH THEIR OWN PLANETS.

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - BUT LET’S THINK BIGGER. IN JUST THIS PICTURE TAKEN BY THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE, THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF GALAXIES, EACH CONTAINING MILLIONS OF STARS, EACH WITH THEIR OWN PLANETS
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24. HERE’S ONE OF THE GALAXIES PICTURED, UDF 423. THIS GALAXY IS 10 BILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS PICTURE, YOU ARE LOOKING BILLIONS OF YEARS INTO THE PAST.

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - HERE’S ONE OF THE GALAXIES PICTURED, UDF 423. THIS GALAXY IS 10 BILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS PICTURE, YOU ARE LOOKING BILLIONS OF YEARS INTO THE PAST
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Some of the other galaxies are thought to have formed only a few hundred million years AFTER the Big Bang.

25. AND JUST KEEP THIS IN MIND — THAT’S A PICTURE OF A VERY SMALL, SMALL PART OF THE UNIVERSE. IT’S JUST AN INSIGNIFICANT FRACTION OF THE NIGHT SKY.

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - AND JUST KEEP THIS IN MIND — THAT’S A PICTURE OF A VERY SMALL, SMALL PART OF THE UNIVERSE. IT’S JUST AN INSIGNIFICANT FRACTION OF THE NIGHT SKY
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26. AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S PRETTY SAFE TO ASSUME THAT THERE ARE SOME BLACK HOLES OUT THERE. HERE’S THE SIZE OF A BLACK HOLE COMPARED WITH EARTH’S ORBIT, JUST TO TERRIFY YOU:

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S PRETTY SAFE TO ASSUME THAT THERE ARE SOME BLACK HOLES OUT THERE. HERE’S THE SIZE OF A BLACK HOLE COMPARED WITH EARTH’S ORBIT, JUST TO TERRIFY YOU
D. Benningfield/K. Gebhardt/StarDate / Via mcdonaldobservatory.org

SO IF YOU’RE EVER FEELING UPSET ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE SHOW BEING CANCELED OR THE FACT THAT THEY PLAY CHRISTMAS MUSIC WAY TOO EARLY — JUST REMEMBER…
THIS IS YOUR HOME

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - SO IF YOU’RE EVER FEELING UPSET ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE SHOW BEING CANCELED OR THE FACT THAT THEY PLAY CHRISTMAS MUSIC WAY TOO EARLY — JUST REMEMBER…
By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org) or GFDL (gnu.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ZOOM OUT FROM YOUR HOME TO YOUR SOLAR SYSTEM.

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ZOOM OUT FROM YOUR HOME TO YOUR SOLAR SYSTEM.

AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ZOOM OUT FARTHER…

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ZOOM OUT FARTHER…
By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org) or GFDL (gnu.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

AND FARTHER…

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - AND FARTHER…
By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org) or GFDL (gnu.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

KEEP GOING…

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - KEEP GOING…
By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org) or GFDL (gnu.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

JUST A LITTLE BIT FARTHER…

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - JUST A LITTLE BIT FARTHER…
By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org) or GFDL (gnu.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

ALMOST THERE…

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - ALMOST THERE…
By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org) or GFDL (gnu.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

AND HERE IT IS. HERE’S EVERYTHING IN THE OBSERVABLE UNIVERSE, AND HERE’S YOUR PLACE IN IT. JUST A TINY LITTLE ANT IN A GIANT JAR.

26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence - AND HERE IT IS. HERE’S EVERYTHING IN THE OBSERVABLE UNIVERSE, AND HERE’S YOUR PLACE IN IT. JUST A TINY LITTLE ANT IN A GIANT JAR.
By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org) or GFDL (gnu.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

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