A Visual Reminder That the Universe Is Really, Really Big

Michele Debczak

Want to put your Earth-based problems into perspective? Take a look at an image known as the Pale Blue Dot. Captured by Voyager 1 when it was 40 astronomical units (or 93 million miles) from the Sun, the photograph makes our home planet look like a speck of dust on the camera lens. That’s just one mind-boggling highlight of this video from RealLifeLore. From the distance from Earth to the Moon (238,855 miles), to the estimated size of the entire universe (150 sextillion times larger than what we can see), each fact will have you feeling smaller than the one that came before it.

[h/t RealLifeLore]

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