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Colossal Scale of the Universe

To call our universe, Big, would be an understatement. The Earth itself, where humans evolved, invented tools, developed science, built telescopes… is nothing, absolutely nothing compared to the colossal scale of the universe. 430 more words


The Observable Universe

The observable universe consists of the galaxies and other matter that can, in principle, be observed from Earth at the present time because light and other signals from these objects has had time to reach the Earth since the beginning of thecosmological expansion. 58 more words

The Human Habitat

The Fault in (Counting) Our Stars

Occasionally the immensity of the universe is laid bare in a single statistic.  The number of stars in our galaxy is estimated between 100 and 250 billion.  160 more words


The size of space

Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.

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Universally Self-Centered

Oh, but it is you.  And it’s me.  And it’s everybody else.  We’re all the centers of our own Universes. And I don’t mean that in some sort of philosophical or self-help way; I quite literally mean that you are the unique center of a unique observable Universe.  1,022 more words

How Small?!

This is my first ever blog post, so bear with me while I familiarise myself with the conventions of blogging and develop my personal writing style.  616 more words