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November 7, 2006
Think you're important? Lets look at the big picture.

Scale down our Sun to the size of a basketball. Our Earth would be the size of an apple seed, 37 yards away.

The light from the next nearest star takes 4.3 years to get here.

Our Sun is a star in a galaxy we call the Milky way. It contains about 200 billion stars.

The next nearest large galaxy (Andromeda) is about 2.8 Million light-years away. It is made up of about a trillion stars.

There are about 100 billion other galaxies in the Universe.

Do you still feel important?