If you’ve ever had trouble grasping the true sizes involved in astronomy and the size of earth compared to other planets and stars, as you will see here. The scales involved are mind boggleing. You just won’t believe how huge and mind blowingly big they are.
They say the universe contained “billions and billions of stars” and that we are the only “intelligent” life in the universe…..Its hard to beleive that we could possibly be alone in this universe.
The following pictures are one of the best visual pictures that I have ever seen, that shows pretty clearly just how insignificant earth actually is. The video on the right is for lyrics more than the images so having your sound on will help.
Prepare to feel small:)
Here are the inner planets, the small rocky bodies cloe to the sun and Earth looks pretty big here. Our neighbour is almost our size, but we are the biggest of the bunch.
As we travel farther out, we encounter gas giants, huge balls of gas that are make our inner planets seem so small in comparison.Even Pluto is barely visible here.
Arcturus is one of the brightest stars in the sky, and you can see that size is one reason why in comparison to our sun. Notice that Earth isn’t even visible at this scale, and Jupiter, the giant among planets in our system, is just a single pixel o
At the centre of our system is a burning ‘gas giant’ that completely dwarfs even the biggest planet, Jupiter. Earth is barely visible At this scale, and Pluto is little more than a pixel on the image. The diameter comparison between the earth and the
But even Arcturus is dwarfed by the super-giants, massive red stars that would swallow huge chunk of our solar system. Antares and Betelgeuse, if they were placed at our Sun’s location, would easily envelope Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars … Antares’
So….. how significant do you feel now?