12 February 2011

Keeping it All in Perspective...

Take a moment and consider your place 
in the bigger scheme of things~

-click any to enlarge-



And while that's indeed illuminating (sorry)....  it's 
big universe with plenty of other stars out there:


Jupiter only one pixel on that scale. But this behemoth Arcturus 
-20 to 30x the Sun's size and 110x as bright-
is just 5th largest below...our own sun down to a single pixel:


Anteres is the 15th brightest star in the sky, and over 1000 light-years away. 

Feeling your place yet?

Now try to wrap your mind around this: the photo below was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an ultra-deep-field infrared shot of countless entire galaxies, billions and billions of light-years away...


And here is a zoom of just one of just the darkest regions in the above photo...


HUMBLING- isn't it? 

And yet, The Creator knows how many hairs are on your head; and not even a single sparrow dies without Him taking note (Matthew 10:29-31)... so how big are your problems, really...? 

Be a friend to yourself... keep life in perspective

-h/t Kirby-
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5 comments:

Matt said...

Well said RR. That is rather humbling.

Reaganite Republican said...

Thank you my friend

Maggie@MaggiesNotebook said...

Stunning!

Reaganite Republican said...

Worth thinking about, anyway

Thx Maggie~

darcknyt said...

That.
Was.
AWESOME.

Praised be the Lord God Most High. Thank you. I need this today.

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