33 Incredible Images That Put Everything Into Perspective

These awe-inspiring photos give us a different, mind-blowing and humbling perspective of our entire existence, reminding us of our utter insignificance in the greater scheme of things.
 
1. This is the Earth, where we all live.

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2. This is our “neighborhood,” the solar system.

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3. This is the scaled distance between the Earth and the moon. Were you expecting it to be farther? Or closer?

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4. Every single planet in our solar system would fit between Earth and moon…with about 4,990 miles to spare.

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5. If you still fail to see as to how tiny we are relative to the cosmos, here’s North America placed next to Jupiter.

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6. Six Earths could line up on Saturn’s ring.

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7. And if Earth had rings like Saturn, here’s what we would see every time we look at the sky.

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8. Here’s a comet and the city of Los Angeles placed side by side.

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9. Now, take a look at the sun. The tiny dot down there, that’s us.

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10. And here’s how we look like from the moon.

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NASA

11. A view from Mars.

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NASA

12. From Saturn.

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NASA

13. And that’s us from Neptune, 4 billion miles away.

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NASA

14. The blue dot, that’s Earth. And that mega-huge yellow ball next to it, the sun. Blows my mind every time.

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astronomycentral.co.uk

15. The sun as seen from Mars.

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NASA

16. There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on all of Earth’s beaches.

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17. You think the sun’s huge? Think again. Here’s our sun compared to another sun, the VY Canis Majoris.

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18. If the sun was a blood cell, the Milky Way would be as large as the United States. Yes, that huge.

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19. Here’s where the Earth’s at inside the Milky Way.

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20. I know, mind-blowing.

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21. And Milky Way’s just a tiny galaxy compared to Ic 1011. Take a look.

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22. This picture was taken using the Hubble telescope. This single image alone contains millions of galaxies, each composed of millions stars, and each star with planets orbiting around them.

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23. This is the UDF 423 galaxy and it’s 10 billions light years away from us. Do you know what that means? Its light took 10 billion years to reach the earth, and just by looking at this galaxy you’re looking 10 billions years into the past.

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24. When you look up the sky, every single inch of your vision actually falls on a clump of galaxies, stars and planets… billions of them.

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25. Now, take a look at this black hole. A black hole is a region of spacetime with gravity so powerful no particle entering it can ever pass through. Not even light rays.

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So whenever you feel overwhelmed with the snowball of misfortunes the world throws at you, just look at the night sky and remind yourself of man’s place in the cosmos. Your big problems won’t seem so big anymore.

Again, here’s the Earth where we live.

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Photo: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

And this is where we are at in our solar system.

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Photo: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This is how we look like in our interstellar neighborhood.

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Photo: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Here’s the galaxy where our interstellar neighborhood is at.

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Photo: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Zooming out, this is how it looks like from afar.

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Photo: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Zoom out a little more…

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Photo: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Some more…

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Photo: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

And ‘lo and behold, the observable universe! Everything we’ve mentioned above is in that tiny red dot. Impressive, huh?

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Photo: Andrew Z. Colvin (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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