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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Proportionally Speaking, What Is

Our little solar-system...



Beyond our sun, it's a big universe...


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


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


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


We are oh so small.


Blogger Luis V. said...

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


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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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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