- An estimate on how big it is
- How fast we are moving
- Why I find it all so interesting
It Just Keeps Growing -
Research released in 2016 revised the number of galaxies in the observable universe from a previous estimate of 200 billion to 2 trillion. Most of the galaxies are approximately 3000 to 300,000 light years and separated by distances on the order of millions of parsecs. 1 Parsec is equivalent to about 19 trillion miles.
How Fast It All Moves -
We are spinning up to 1,037 mph. Our orbital speed around the sun is about 67,000 mph. The sun and solar system move at an average speed of 448,000 mph. The Milky Way, our galaxy also moves at about 70 miles per second.
My Thoughts On This -
Now these numbers alone are too big for me to imagine. Picture estimating how many planets and stars are in these galaxies.
So we are flying through space at ridiculous speeds, in a universe that according to science appears to be infinite. Everything is in motion even though we feel that standing still we are stopped. Kind of reminds me of atoms, this keyboard i'm typing this on, is not actually solid. It is made up of atoms, tiny particles that are always in motion. Thus creating a sort of force-field, that we feel as solid.
I find it funny how todays science sounds even more bizzare than the myths of old. Still think there isn't life out there in space? How about the life right here? All the micro-organisms on your skin, in your hair, on the surface of everything you touch? At one point in history we didn't have a microscope and couldn't see these.
I wrote this one for fun, I enjoy thinking of what else is here that we can't perceive.
Aww man, look at all this dust on my keyboard(wait)... Or is it(another universe)...
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