Universal insignificance


World Astronomy Day today is the ideal opportunity to embrace our collective insignificance with a simple glimpse to the heavens. Or if you don’t have one at hand, here are a couple of very handy guided desktop tours the vastness of the universe around us…

  • “A Lesson I Perspective. On September 3rd, 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope began pointing its camera at a small area in the night sky. The area, about a tenth the size of the full moon, appeared to be complete blackness with no stars visible to the naked eye…This is what the Hubble saw [see photo above]…from what looked like NOTHING.” – Proof That We Are Really Insignificant


Carl Hung Scale of the Universe