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So the cool cats at NASA released a 1.5 billion pixel image of the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest galactic neighbor, which contains over 100 million stars and spans more than 40,000 light years – and that’s just a section of the galaxy. Then another cool cat uploaded it to YouTube and put it to some mind-bending music here:

WE ARE SO TINY

I’m not high, I promise, but if I was, I’d be trippin’ balls. I know I can’t be the only one that thinks about this on a semi-regular basis. Mostly every time I step out in the early morning before work and see that low-hanging moon and a few stars hanging on to the night sky.

We’re fucking tiny. Is this the kinda shit that draws people to a god or maybe just nihilism?

Or maybe love? To paraphrase Carl Sagan, the way humans cope with the vastness of space is with love. I like that; it’s a nice alternative to conceptualizing a god or the bleakness of nihilism.

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  1. Pingback: We Are so Tiny: Part II | Ginger Musings

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