Category: Space

IC 1101

Awesome, right? Previously linked from the “Tiny” post but deserves a post of its own

Tiny

That’s what we are. Here are 400.000 of the known galaxies in their proper place, animated. Our Milky Way is host to a measly 200-400 billion stars (or “suns” if you will)…which is jack shit compared to IC 1101 which is 60 times the size and host to 100 trillion stars.

We are one species. Living on one planet. Enjoying the warmth of our one sun.

At night when we gaze upon our starry sky we might catch an average of 2000 stars..a fifth of which are already dead but not to us because that lack of light has not reached us yet. We are not even galactic dust in the scheme of things.

“Is life out there?” – Is water wet?