Friday, May 16, 2008

The Vastness of Space

Everyone has heard that there are as many stars in the sky as grains of sand on the beach. This cliche notion is often repeated but rarely comprehended. Imagining infinity is nearly impossible for the human mind, and so imagining the size of the universe is equally incomprehensible.

However, this site offers a glimpse of the immeasurable depth of space and really gives you a feeling of just how tiny we really are.

Recent estimates put the number of stars in the universe around 70 sixtillion!
That's 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars!

That is 10 times as many stars as there are grains of sand on all the world's beaches and deserts put together!

I've never felt so teeny....

Bob Thaves,

For more info on the enormity of space, check out this great site.

1 comment:

vanessa said...

paradoxical pwning of space