Thursday, September 30, 2010

So small, so large

I often consider how unfathomably large the universe is.  How miniscule people are to the entirety of it.  We live on a planet in a vast solar system which takes current space probes  tens of years reach the outer planets.  It takes nearly a thousand yeras to reach the outer bondary of our solar system. Our solar system is one of millions that sit on one of the several arms in the Miiky Way galaxy.  The Miliky Way galaxy itself being one of billions of galaxies in the entire universe.

1 comment:

  1. So true. I read somewhere that if our galaxy was shrunken to the size of a grain of sand the rest of the Earth could be compared to the conceivable universe. And then you have to consider everything outside of the conceivable universe, maybe it could be comparable to a whole galaxy.

    It makes you wonder how long it will be before humans evolve and are able to properly understand the universe and its intricacies.