Thinking outside the box and putting things in perspective might help

Here's a little astronomy to help
you put this into perspective
HubbIe HubbIe
The Hubble telescope is located outside our atmosphere and
is orbiting around the Earth at 593 km above sea level with
an orbital period of about 96 to 97 minutes at a speed of
28,000 km/h.
Ìts name is in honor of astronomer Edwin Hubble, it was
placed in orbit on April 24, 1990. Ìt weighs about 11000 kg in
a cylindrical form with a 13,2 m length and a diameter of 4,2
m. This telescope can obtain images of the cosmos at an
0,1 arc second of resolution.
InternationaI Space Station
VIew VIew from from InsIde InsIde the the Space Space StatIon StatIon
HubbIe's HubbIe's best best
Thìs Thìs ìs ìs the the Sombraro Sombraro Calaxìe Calaxìe also also called called M104 ìn M104 ìn Messìer's Messìer's cataloy cataloy at a at a
dìstance dìstance oj 28 oj 28 mìllìons mìllìons lìyht lìyht years years. . Thìs Thìs ìs ìs consìdered consìdered one one oj oj the the best best
µìctures µìctures Hubble Hubble took took. .
Then Then we we have have the the Ant's Ant's Nebula Nebula so so called called because because oj oj ìts ìts shaµe shaµe
and and located located 3000 and 6000 lìyht 3000 and 6000 lìyht years years. .
%hen %hen here here Is Is the the EsquImo EsquImo NebuIa NebuIa at 5000 IIght at 5000 IIght years years. .
n n fourth fourth pIace pIace the the Cat's Cat's Eye Eye NebuIa NebuIa. .
Ifth Ifth pIace pIace the the Hour Hour CIass CIass NebuIa NebuIa Iocated Iocated 8000 IIght 8000 IIght years years
the the resuIt resuIt of of an an expIodIng expIodIng star star. .
n 6th pIace, n 6th pIace, we we have have a a part part of of the the Cone Cone NebuIa NebuIa at 2,5 IIght at 2,5 IIght years years
n n Seventh Seventh posItIon, posItIon, we we fInd fInd a a protIon protIon of of the the Swan Swan
NebuIa NebuIa Iocated Iocated 5,500 IIght 5,500 IIght years years descrIbed descrIbed as as an an ocean ocean
of of hydrogen hydrogen wIth wIth smaII smaII quantItIes quantItIes of of oxygen oxygen, , suIfur suIfur and and
other other eIements eIements. .
n 8th pIace, n 8th pIace, thIs thIs beautIfuI beautIfuI Image Image caIIed caIIed ""Starry Starry nIght nIght""
And And aIso aIso know know as LIght Echo. as LIght Echo.
n ºth pIace, n ºth pIace, two two gaIaxIes gaIaxIes mergIng mergIng NCC 2207 and C 2163 NCC 2207 and C 2163 Iocated Iocated
114 114 mIIIIons mIIIIons IIght IIght years years. .
%enth %enth pIace, a pIace, a fragment fragment of of the the %rIfId %rIfId NebuIa NebuIa wIth wIth
many many stars stars at º000 IIght at º000 IIght years years. .
ther ther Images Images from from HubbIe HubbIe
'oyager 1
ctuaI position of 'oyager 1 (102 &
arft pIanet in 2003 & 313 (Eris
HaIIey's HaIIey's comet comet
16: The EagIe NebuIa
: Ring NebuIa
NebuIa RCW
NGC 223: Rosette NebuIa
2: Orion NebuIa
!roto Star
iIky Way (our sun is indicated
Iack HoIe
NGC 1
The Earth ith cIouds
The Earth ithout cIouds
The Earth ith a rising moon
Earth and Ne oon
Earth and fuII oon
Our Sun ith its atmosphere
Sun ithout its atmosphere
'enus ithout its cIouds
'enus ith cIouds
ercury
ars
Orbit of ars, !hobos and eimos
upiter
upiter's moons and their orbits (the first 8, the cIosest ones
Saturn
Saturn's orbit and moons
&ranus
&ranus and SateIIites
Neptune
Neptune's orbit and sateIIites (ithout Nereid
Neptune's orbit ith Nereid and Triton
!Iuto
Orbit of !Iuto and Charon
The iIky Way
ords ords are are escapIng escapIng us us when when you you dIscover dIscover these these monumentaI monumentaI pIctures pIctures of of
coIors coIors and IIght. and IIght.
%he %he EagIe EagIe NebuIa NebuIa or or h16 can h16 can be be found found In In the the Serpent Serpent contaIIatIon contaIIatIon, and , and It's It's
IIke IIke an an open open wIndow wIndow at at the the centre of a centre of a starry starry nIght nIght. At . At the the centre, centre, many many
young young stars stars formIng formIng creatIng creatIng a a wonderfuI wonderfuI spectacIe spectacIe of of gaseous gaseous emIssIons emIssIons. .
SHOWING OF SHOWING OF
THIS IN THIS THIS IN THIS
FSHION IS RE FSHION IS RE
FCINTING, FCINTING,
EE! O'ING EE! O'ING
N ING. N ING.
Earth
Pluto
Mars
Mercury
Earth
Pluto
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Earth
Pluto
Ì HOPE THÌ$ HA$ Ì HOPE THÌ$ HA$
ENLÌGHTENED YOU . ENLÌGHTENED YOU .
BEYON OUR $UN, BEYON OUR $UN,
THERE Ì$ A VA$T UNÌVER$E THERE Ì$ A VA$T UNÌVER$E
Our
$unl $irius
Arturus
Jupiter at 1 pixel at the point of the
arrow.
The Earth is not visible at this scale.
Antares is the 15
th
most brilliant star in the night sky.
Ìt is located at more then 1000 light years.
$un ÷ 1 pixel
Beetlejuice
AND NOW HOW BÌG AND TALL ARE YOU ? AND NOW HOW BÌG AND TALL ARE YOU ?
AND, ALL THO$E PROBLEM$ THAT YOU AND, ALL THO$E PROBLEM$ THAT YOU
HAVE TODAY ? HAVE TODAY ?
WHAT ARE THE THÌNG$ THAT ARE WHAT ARE THE THÌNG$ THAT ARE
ÌMPORTANT TO YOU $O THAT YOU ÌMPORTANT TO YOU $O THAT YOU
$"UABBLE ABOUT OR PÌCK FÌGHT$? $"UABBLE ABOUT OR PÌCK FÌGHT$?
KEEP YOUR LÌFE ÌN KEEP YOUR LÌFE ÌN
PER$PECTÌVE PER$PECTÌVE!!
NICHT LICHTS NICHT LICHTS
3/ lhe3 lhe Su378e .. 3/ lhe3 lhe Su378e ..
43/e71ul 8lue Plu3el! 43/e71ul 8lue Plu3el!
557ecule y4u7 h42e 147 43e 242e3l! 557ecule y4u7 h42e 147 43e 242e3l!
Cu7 chl/7e38 he7luge! Cu7 chl/7e38 he7luge!
Now Now you you will will see see a a picture picture for for those those
moments moments when when you you feel feel life life is is
overwhelming overwhelming. .
When When you you think think your your problems problems are are
enormous enormous..
.and .and when when you you think think there there is is a a immense immense
difference difference between between the the things things you you do and do and
those those you you don't don't, ,
t's t's also also a a picture picture when when you you have have moments moments
as a as a human human being being you you think think you you are are powerful powerful
and and magnificent magnificent..
You You are Homo Sapiens, are Homo Sapiens, Master Master of of the the
creation creation, ,
At At the the zenith zenith of of your your technological technological power power ! !
And And you you feel feel that that with with the the other other six six billions billions
persons persons we we are . are .
. So . So far far we we are are unique unique in in this this universe universe. .
And And finally finally..
.a .a picture picture for for those those moments moments when when you you think think
the the world world is is so so big big where where you you live live that that it it is is
indestructible. indestructible.
With With its its great great cities cities, , all all the the oceans oceans, , mountain mountain
ranges ranges and and continents continents..
nvulnerable nvulnerable Planet Planet. .
..insensitive insensitive, , with with its its size size and and greatness greatness, ,
With With our our actions actions as as men men accomplishing accomplishing. . or or
not not. .
nsensitive nsensitive
ecause ecause, , Earth Earth has has five five hundred hundred millions millions
square square kilometres of kilometres of surface surface! !
Six Six thousands thousands quadrillions quadrillions tons tons of of rocks rocks!... !...
And more And more then then one one thousand thousand trillions trillions tons tons of of
water water!. !.
Héla aquí, pues: Héla aquí, pues:
Contemplate Contemplate this this
picture picture for for a a few few
moments moments..
It It was was taken taken by by the the Cassini Cassini- -Juygens Juygens
probe probe, in 2004, , in 2004, when when it it arrived arrived at at the the
rings rings of of Saturn Saturn..
e e are are all all in in this this little little blue blue point point..
All All our our wars wars. .
All All our our problems problems... ...
All All our our greatness greatness
and and misery misery.. ..
All All our our technology technology, ,
our our art, art, our our advances advances. .
All All our our civilizations civilizations,,
all all our our wildlife wildlife and flora... and flora...
All All races races, , religions religions. .
All All governments governments, , countries countries and and states states... ...
All All our our love love. and . and hate hate. .
Six Six billions billions souls souls in in constant constant agitation agitation. .
This This is is your your planet planet..
If If we we want want, , we we can can take take this this picture picture like like a a lesson lesson in in
humility humility. .
And And like like a a double double message message: :
On On one one hand hand ,,
how how little little we we are in are in this this universe universe, ,
with with our our problems problems and and our our differences differences, ,
when when we we see see them them on on this this scale scale... ...
But But on on the the other other side side,,
how how fragile fragile is is our our planet planet, ,
And And the the importance importance of of taking taking care care of of
this this little little blue blue point point, ,
. .because because its its the the only only home home we we have have..
It It does does make make you you think think, no? , no?
Think about it...
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SEN THIS ESSGE SEN THIS ESSGE
TO THOSE O& KNOW TO THOSE O& KNOW
IT HE! THE TO FEE ETTER IT HE! THE TO FEE ETTER
IN CONSIERING WHT IS I!ORTNT IN CONSIERING WHT IS I!ORTNT
IN IFE. IN IFE.

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