debbie millman

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Proportionally Speaking, What Is

Our little solar-system...
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Beyond our sun, it's a big universe...

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Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky...

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This is a Hubble Telescope Ultra Deep Field Infrared View of countless (entire) galaxies, all billions of light-years away:

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And this is a close up of one of the darkest regions of the photo above:

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We are oh so small.

6 Comments:

Blogger Luis V. said...

How could we possibly think we're alone in this universe?

L..

8/09/2007 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous ryan d said...

It's a good thing we've only been given something so small to pillage. If you were in charge would you trust us with something larger?

I think it's healthy to be reminded of our smallness. :)

8/09/2007 03:06:00 PM  
Blogger David G. Paul said...

quite cool diagrams

8/14/2007 04:57:00 PM  
Blogger Leonardo Melendez said...

Ah! Diagrams with depth tell a completely different story. Earth seems like such a boring place to live in from this angle.

8/15/2007 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous ed m said...

Great post. Went from this to an Astronomy site and perused the heavens with my oldest daughter, 15. She thought it was cool. My youngest daughter, 13, wasn't impressed.

But then what 13 year old girl doesn't think SHE isn't the center of the universe?

8/21/2007 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is freash yo i never knew anything went beyond the sun and i never knew how small we are

12/02/2007 08:45:00 PM  

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