25+ Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE.

01. This is the Earth! This is where you live.

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-01NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov

02. And this is where you live in your neighborhood, the solar system.

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-02Via foxnews.com

03. Here’s the distance, to scale, between the Earth and the moon. Doesn’t look too far, does it?

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04. THINK AGAIN. Inside that distance you can fit every planet in our solar system, nice and neatly.

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-04PerplexingPotato / Via reddit.com

05. But let’s talk about planets. That little green smudge is North America on Jupiter.

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-05NASA / John Brady / Via astronomycentral.co.uk

06. And here’s the size of Earth (well, six Earths) compared with Saturn:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-06NASA / John Brady / Via astronomycentral.co.uk

07. And just for good measure, here’s what Saturn’s rings would look like if they were around Earth:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-07Ron Miller / Via io9.com

08. 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:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-08Matt Wang / Via mentalfloss.com

09. But that’s nothing compared to our sun. Just remember:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-09Via Twitter: @maiwandafghani

10. Here’s you from the moon:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-10NASA

11. Here’s you from Mars:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-11NASA

12. Here’s you from just behind Saturn’s rings:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-12NASA

13. And here’s you from just beyond Neptune, 4 billion miles away.

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-13NASA

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?

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-14John 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:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-15NASA

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:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-16Via science.nationalgeographic.com

17. Which means that there are ones much, much bigger than little wimpy sun. Just look at how tiny and insignificant our sun is:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-17Via en.wikipedia.org

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:

………

19. But none of those compares to the size of a galaxy. In fact, if you shrank 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:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-19Via reddit.com

20. That’s because the Milky Way galaxy is huge. This is where you live inside there:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-20Via teecraze.com

21. But this is all you ever see:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-21Via 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:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-22Via 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.

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-23Via hubblesite.org

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.

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-24Via wikisky.org

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.

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-25Via thetoc.gr

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:

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-26D. 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.

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-27By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [http://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.

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And this is what happens when you zoom out farther…

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-29By Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [http://CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org) or GFDL (gnu.org)], via Wikimedia Commons

And farther…

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-30Above image by Andrew Z. Colvin / Via Wikipedia Commons

Keep going…

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-31Above image by Andrew Z. Colvin / Via Wikimedia Commons

Just a little bit farther…

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-32Above image by Andrew Z. Colvin / Via Wikimedia Commons

Almost there…

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-33Above image by Andrew Z. Colvin / 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.

AD-Pictures-Will-Make-You-Re-evaluate-Your-Entire-Existence-34Above image by Andrew Z. Colvin / Via Wikimedia Commons

Oh man.

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