Here’s something that will help you take your mind off of any misery that you had to face.
This collection of images will show just how small our Earth is compared to the rest of the universe. And we’re sure they will make your problems seem so minuscule. You might think that they’re not even worth breaking a sweat over.
#1. This is Earth, our home planet
#2. Here it is next to the other 7 planets of our solar system
The solar system which is 4.568 billion-year-old consists of 8 planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune), 3 dwarf planets (Ceres, Pluto, Eris), and the Sun instead of counting all of the moons and asteroids inside it.
#3. Here’s how far Earth is from the moon – doesn’t seem like that far, right?
#4. Turns out you can actually fit every planet in the solar system in that distance!
#5. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system – here’s how tiny North America looks compared to it
Jupiter is huge. These numbers will help you understand just how big it is: Earth’s radius is 6371.0 km (3958.8 mi) while Jupiter’s radius is 69,911 km (43,441 mi). Its surface area is 6.1419×1010 km2 (2.3714×1010 sq mi) – that means it’s almost 122 times bigger than Earth!
#6. Saturn – here’s how big it is compared to Earth
#7. Here’s how Saturn’s rings would look like if they were placed around Earth
#8. Pluto, here’s how we can see it now vs. how we were able to see it 14 years ago
We used to call Pluto a planet back in school. But, it all changed back in 2006 when it was reclassified as a dwarf instead of a planet.
#9. An artist tried to imagine how Rosetta’s Comet (67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko) would look compared to downtown LA. That’s a big space rock.
#10. If you thought Jupiter was big, it has nothing on the Sun
The Sun has a surface area of 6.09×1012 km2 – that’s as big as 12,000 Earths!
Here are some other fun facts:
- The light from the Sun takes 8 min and 19 s to reach Earth
- The Sun is made up of 73.46% Hydrogen, 24.85% Helium and small traces of Oxygen, Carbon and other elements
- The Sun turns 600 million tons of hydrogen into helium every second, resulting in 4 million tons of matter being converted into energy every second
#11. Here’s how Earth looks from the surface of the Moon
#12. And here’s how it looks from Mars
#13. It looks kind of small from behind Saturn’s rings
#14. Earth looks no bigger than a grain of salt from 2.9 billion miles away, just beyond Neptune
#15. Here’s how Earth looks compared to the Sun
#16. Although it looks like a little speck when seen from the surface of Mars
#17. There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth
#18. This means that there are much bigger stars than our sun out there such as the Sun compared to VY Canis Majoris
#19. VY Canis Majoris would almost reach the orbit of Saturn if placed in the center of our solar system,
#20. If we scaled the Sun down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky Way would be the just as big as the continental United States
#21. Suddenly the Earth doesn’t seem that big anymore
#22. You can see thousands of stars and they’re just a fraction of the numerous stars in the universe when looking up at the night sky
#23. If you think Milky Way is huge, here how it looks next to IC 1101, located 1.04 billion light-years away
#24. Here’s a photo of the thousands of galaxies around us take by the Hubble Space Telescope
#25. Most of them are so far away, we might never get to visit them – like UDF 423, for example, that’s located 7.7 billion light-years away
#26. All of the stars in the night sky are just a tiny part of the whole universe
#27. Black holes, Here’s how one looks compared to Earth’s orbit and that’s pretty terrifying
sources used: demilked.com