Friday, May 09, 2008

Just How Big Are You?

I'm hijacking these pictures & words from an email that has gone around the internet, in particular because it goes along with our CoOp lesson from Wednesday.

Here we are...

And here we are, with grander company...

Compared to the sun, we're a mere speck...

And beyond our's a big universe!

We're completely invisible as we go further into the size of space....

Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky. It's more than 1,000 light years away.

Now how big are you?

This is a Hubble telescope ultra deep field infrared view of countless "entire" galaxies,

billions of light years away.

And here's a close up of one of the darkest sections of the photo above:

Humbling, isn't it?

And yet, God knows how many hairs are on your head,
and not even a single sparrow dies apart from his will (Mt 10:29-31)!

NOW how big are you?


dawn224 said...


It's similar to when I figured out that going back just a few generations took over 200 people to create me - I still can't decide if I feel insignificant or really special.

maggie said...

Very cool. Just very cool.