Feeling Significant Today?

25 November, 2006, Saturday

I think we can fix that.  

 Here is a picture of Mercury eclipsing the Sun two weeks ago: 

mtransit06_cortner.jpg (click to enlarge)

Yeah.  It’s that little dot.  Amazing, isn’t it?

Earth is just 2 and 1/2 times bigger than Mercury.

The Sun is 300 million times more massive than the Earth. 

It is estimated that there are 100-200 billion other stars  in our galaxy. 

And our galaxy is just one of billions thought to possibly exist in the universe.   

I think I’m going to go outside now and look up at the night sky and luxuriate in feeling miniscule for a while.   


One comment

  1. Awesome picture. It’s good for us to be reminded from time to time that there’s a whole universe out there.

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