Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space. (Douglas Adams)
(Managed to sneak an overdue quote of the week in here, phew)
Sometimes (well, rarely, to be honest – hardly EVER as a matter of fact :p!), I feel like I need a reminder of how insignificantly small I am and how futile and brief my existence is. Queue the vastness of SPACE. That helps.
I will post a few photos (one at a time, to keep you guessing :p) taken from or in space that I find especially, well, intriguing, and that IMHO put into perspective just how tiny small us beings are on this little Earth of us.
The first one was taken in 1968 from an Apollo spacecraft as it was coming back from behind the Moon. It is (nearly) the first photograph ever taken of Earth rising over another celestial body and so gave rise to a new word: Earthrise.
Pretty cool, huh? Feel smaller already?