34 Facts About The Universe That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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Are you ready to have your mind blown? We are but a tiny speck in the universe, and sometimes it’s important to remind ourselves that so we can put petty things in perspective. These 34 facts about the universe will try and help you with this notion and you might learn a few cool things along the way. Here’s just one of the facts you may see on this list and think about it for a second. The Earth has an equatorial diameter of 7,926 miles. Sounds a lot right? Well the Milky Way’s is around 621,000,000,000,000,000 miles. What do you think about our ” big earth ” now? Studies have shown that sometimes taking the time to experience awe and feel small actually makes you feel happier and less stressed. Scroll these facts about the universe and see if you feel better by the end of this post.

So here is facts about the universe #1. This is earth, we all live here on this planet

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2. This is earth’s neighbourhood, the solar system

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3. Here’s a scale distance between the earth and the moon, looks pretty close right?

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4. WRONG! In that distance you can fit every planet in our solar system

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5. Talking about planets, look at this green smudge. This is north america on jupiter

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6. And here’s the size of six earths compared to the size of Saturn

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7. Here’s a cool demonstration of how Saturn rings would look like if they were around earth

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8. This is a comet. We just landed on one of those. This is the size of a comet compared to Los Angeles

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9. But if you think thats big. Look at our sun and remember:

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10. This is how the earth looks like from the moon

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11. And here’s you from mars

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12. You again from from Saturn’s rings

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13. This is a picture of earth from Neptune. 4 billion miles away

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14. This will surely blow your mind – this is earth compared to our sun

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15. And here’s the same sun from the surface of Mars

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16. If you think these facts about the universe are cool, think about this: ” there are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on earth

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17. So this fact means that there are even bigger stars than our huge sun, just take a look at our “small ” sun now

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18. Take a look at this: The biggest star VY Canis Majoris is 1,000,000,000 bigger than our sun

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19. But a Galaxy is even bigger than them all, if you shrunk the sun to a size of a white blood cell, then shrunk the milky way by the same scale. The Galaxy will be the size of The United States

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20. Because the Milky way galaxy is huge, this is you inside the galaxy

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21. MIND BLOWING UNIVERSE FACT: This is all the stars you ever see when you look up, inside that little yellow circle

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22. But even our Galaxy is tiny compared to other galaxies like Ic 1011 which is 350 million light years away from earth

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23. But lets not stop there, in this one picture below, taken by the Hubble telescope, there are thousands and thousands of Galaxies, each containing millions of stars with their own planets

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24. This is just one of the Galaxies ,  UDF 423, this one is 10 Billion light years away from earth. How does it feel looking 10 billion years into the past?

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25. And that’s only from a small part of the sky. Think about that for a second

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26. Here’s an interesting fact. It’s safe to assume there are black holes out there, so here is the size of a black hole compared to earth

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27. So if you feel bad sometimes about missing your bus or being late to work. Just remember. THIS IS YOUR HOME:

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28. This is your solar system

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29. This is your solar system’s neighborhood

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30. This is your solar system city

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31. This is your solar system country

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32. This is just way to bigger to describe in words…

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33. This is getting ridiculous…

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34. This is the universe. Wow

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Source: Buzzfeed


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