How Small Is Your World?

Every planet in our solar system

 

That little green smudge is North America on Jupiter.

 

Here’s the size of Earth (well, six Earths) compared with Saturn:

 

This is a comet. We landed a probe on one of these not too long ago. Here’s what one looks like compared with Los Angeles:

 

But that’s nothing compared to our sun.

 

Here’s you from just behind Saturn’s rings:

 

Here’s you from just beyond Neptune, 4 billion miles away. Everyone and everything you have ever known exists on that little speck.

 

Here’s the size of Earth compared with the size of our sun. 

 

There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth:

 

There are stars much bigger than our little sun. See how tiny and insignificant our sun is compared to VY Canis Majoris

 

The Milky Way galaxy is huge. This is where you live inside there:

 

This is all you ever see:

 

There are thousands and thousands of galaxies in this picture taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, each containing millions of stars, each one with its own planets.

 

There’s one of the galaxies pictured, UDF 423. This galaxy is 10 BILLION light years away. 

 

Here’s everything in the observable universe, and here’s your place in it.