The world is a pretty big place, but when you compare it to the rest of the universe you realise just how insignificant you are. Here are 23 pictures that could trigger an existential crisis...
1. Earth is the third planet in from the left. Thats how small we are.
Solar System rendered to scale by Roberto Ziche.
2. Here another solar map showing us our position in space:
3. And this is earth from the moon:
4. This is earth as seen from mars:
You can see it.. just about.
5. And how we look from Neptune, just 4 billion miles away.
6. And this is our tiny planet compared to the sun:
7. And her is the Sun as viewed from Mars:
8. But from earth this is all you ever see at night when you look up in the sky:
9. The size of a black hole compared to the earths orbit. Scary stuff.
10. What an eclipse looks like from space:
11. And what earth would look like if we had rings like saturn.
12. Lets think a little bigger. Even our galaxy is tiny compared to IC 1011 which is 350 million light years from earth.
13. If you thought our sun made earth look insignificant then just take a look at what VY Canis Majoris does to the sun:
14. Fun Fact: There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand here on earth.
15. This is comet 67p. We just landed a probe on this comet, and here is how big it is compared to Los Angeles:
16. This is just one image captured by the Hubble telescope. In this picture there are thousands of galaxies that each contain millions of stars and planets.
17. So to sum it all up. This is earth and our solar system.
18. And this is what you get if you zoom out a little.
19. Even further and you end up with the milky way.
20. Zoom out even further and you get this:
21. Even further....
22. Keep going...
23. Until you get to the observable universe. Damn we are small.