Thursday, January 04, 2007

Size Matters

No, not that. Sheesh.

No, I'm thinking size in the grand scheme of things, like the size of the Earth compared to other planets, or to the sun. When you start getting a sense of how tiny, and I mean TINY, the Earth really is, it's mind boggling. We are just a minute speck of debris floating around a minuscule star in a microscopic solar system in a rather nondescript galaxy. It's humbling.

Nothing like a little perspective to start the day.

This was found at Dark Roasted Blend, who boosted it from Ochevidec.

Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography

Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography

Earth is small enough to be swallowed by an average sunspot:
(picture credt)
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography

Second series of images (from this site) shows the similar progression, now in 3-D:

Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography
Astronomy, Science, Digital Photography



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