Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Putting Our Size In Perspective

   There are times when we think too highly of ourselves. Perhaps there are even times when we think we are god in our own life. 
   Sometimes it is good to look at the bigger picture of God’s spoken creation and put our size into a bit of perspective!
   Current data informs us that the visible universe contains an estimated 100 billion galaxies, each with a diameter millions of trillions of miles wide, and with each galaxy containing hundreds of billions of stars.
   The universe is home to more than a billion trillion stars. 
   If one circled the earth seven times in one second, it would require at least 28 billion years to cross the universe at the same speed.
   Our sun heats the earth and creates all the energy that drives our weather systems with only one-billionth of its energy.
   One million earths would fit inside our sun.
   The largest known star, VY Canis Majoris, can accommodate 9,200,000,000 of our suns.

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