NASA — 7 Facts That Will Make You Feel Very Small

I know I love to use space as example of size and how small we are – but this post from NASA is another great example with some cool facts!

via NASA — 7 Facts That Will Make You Feel Very Small

Simon 🙂

Credit – NASA

13 thoughts on “NASA — 7 Facts That Will Make You Feel Very Small

      1. Yep! We use them quite often in our house. My wife often addresses a full moon that way, and don’t know how she manages it but it comes across as most natural and beautiful.

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  1. Very cool. I don’t remember who said it, but there was an astronaut who once looked at Earth from outer space and it was roughly the size of a quarter. He thought, “Wow, all of mankind’s problems fit into that tiny quarter.”

    That was the gist of it, anyway. Puts things into perspective.

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      1. That’s also a good point… all the world’s problems on a quarter (or Euro or Pound) and all the people starting those problems smaller than a speck of dust

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      2. Yeah, it’s like what do we have to work to buy a house to fill our cars with fuel to go to work it’s a cycle.
        Then with wars it’s always just a Nutter or two kicking off.

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  2. Hawking said something to this effect; from our perspective, light seems to travel very fast, but from another perspective, far removed from our galaxy, light is perceived to travel slower. I imagine it this way; if I could watch a beam of light as it crossed the Milky Way, it’d probably be like watching the little status indicator line on your PC as you download a monstrous file.

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    1. That’s a good analogy – I like that. It also means that ere is there is almost certainly a way to travel between places faster than the speed of light. We just don’t know how yet.

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