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1. This is the Earth! This is where you live:

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2. And this is where you live in your neighborhood. The Solar system:

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3. Here's the distance, to scale, between the Earth and
the Moon. Dosen't look to far, doees it?

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4. Inside that distance you can fit every planet in our solar system,
nice and neatly:

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5. But let's talk about planets. That little green smudge is
North America on Jupiter:

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6. And here's the size of Earth (well, six Earths) compared with Saturn:

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7. And just for good measures, here's what Saturn's rings
would look like if they were around Earth:

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8. This right here is a comet. We just landed a probe on one of those
bad boys. Here's what one looks like compared with Los Angles:

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9. But that's nothing compared to our sun, Just remember:

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10. Here's you from the moon:

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11. Here's you from Mars:

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12. Here's you from just behind Saturn's rings:

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13. And here's you from just beyond Neptune, 4 billion miles away:

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14. Let's step back a bit. Here's the size of Earth compared with the sizs
of our sun. Terrifying, right?

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15. And here's that same Sun from the surface of Mars:

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16. But that's nothing. Again, as Carl once mused, there are more stars
in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth:

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17. Which means that there are ones much, much bigger than little
wimpy Sun. Just look at how tiny and insignificant our Sun is:

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18. Here's another look. The biggest star, VY Canes Majous is
1,000,000,000 times bigger than our sun:

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19. But none of those compares to the size of a galaxy. In fact, if you
shrunk the Sun down to the size of a white blood cell and shrunk the
Milky Way Galaxy down using the same scale, the Milky Way would
be the size of the United States:

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20. That's because the Milky Way Galaxy is huge. This is where you live
inside there:

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21. But this is all you ever see:

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22. But even our galaxy is a little runt compared with some others.
Here's the Milky Way compared to IC 1011, 350 million light years
away from Earth:

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23. But let's think bigger. In just the picture taken by Hubble telescope,
there are thousands and thousands of galaxies, each containing
millions of stars, each with their own planets:

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24. Here's one of the galaxies pictured UDF 423. The galaxy is 10 BILLION light years away. When you look at this picture, you are
looking billion of years in the past:

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25. And just keep in mind that's a picture of a very small, small part of
the universe, It's just an insignificant fraction of the night sky:

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26. And, you know, it's pretty safe to assume that there are some black holes
out there. Here's the size of a black hole compared with Earth' orbit, just to
terrify ou:

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27. So if you're ever feeling upset about our favorite show being canceled or the
fact that they play Christmas music too early -- just remember::

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28. This is what happens when you zoom out from your home to your
solar system:

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29. And this is what happens when you zoom out further:

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30. And Further:

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31. Keep Going:

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32. Just a little bit further:

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33. Almost there:

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34. And here it is. Here's ever thing in the observable universe, and here's
your place in it. Just a tiny little ant in a giant jar:

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