Do you truly comprehend how huge the universe is? Don't bother saying yes. The human mind is simply not capable of comprehending the immensity of the universe. However, it IS possible to get a BETTER perspective on how big the universe is.
The image at the bottom of this page comes from the Hubble Space Telescope. This image is called the Hubble Deep Field.
Alright, here's the part where you're supposed to gain a better perspective:
Hopefully, if you've really thought these steps through, you'll be filled with a quiet sense of wonderment. Just think, in that tiny slice of sky are 1500 galaxies! Not 1500 stars, 1500 galaxies! Each galaxy is composed of between hundreds of million to more than a trillion stars! How many 75FADSS (from now on I'll use the abbreviation 75FADSS to stand for 75 Feet Away Dime Sky Slice) do you suppose it would take to cover the entire sky?
Furthermore, all those stars are extremely far apart and the galaxies
even farther apart. Here's a few tidbits of info that should give you
even better perspective on how big the universe is:
Distance to the Sun (at perihelion) = 91,400,000 miles Speed of Light = 670,615,200 miles per hour One light year = 5,874,589,152,000 miles Years to Sun at 60 Miles per Hour = about 173 years Distance to Proxima Centauri = 25,260,733,354,000 miles Light Years to Proxima Centauri = 4.3 light years Seconds to Proxima Centauri = 135,604,800 s. (at speed of light) Hours to Proxima Centauri = 37,668 hours (at speed of light) Days to Proxima Centauri = 1569.5 days (at speed of light) Years to Proxima Centauri at 60MPH = 48,060,756 Distance to nearest Galaxy = 1,174,917,830,400,000,000 miles Light Years to nearest Galaxy = 200,000 light years Seconds to nearest Galaxy = 6,307,200,000,000 (at light speed) Hours to nearest Galaxy = 1,752,000,000 (at light speed) Days to nearest Galaxy = 73,000,000 (at light speed) Years to nearest Galaxy at 60MPH = 2,235,384,000,000