Imagine how it would look if the Orion nebula is only four light years away - the distance the nearest star is to us, instead of 1,300 light years. It would be so bright that we wouldn’t be aware of the dark sky. We wouldn’t see other stars. The whole world would be the Orion nebula and the sun.
This Image was taken from the International Space Station nearly 12 years ago on July 21, 2003. Think of it, the Earth’s Space Station - Humanity’s Space Station - is now more than 16 years old. Before that humanity had separate stations, but now we explore the grandest of mysteries united. This great effort of space exploration demands peaceful compromise and cooperation. There are now millions of children who know space in this way. So, when you feel that life is heavy. If the news tells you that we have failed. If you are beginning to loose hope. Just look up. Know that this is the future of our Species: On a Station orbiting Earth once every 90 minutes, the peaceful ascent of humanity into the Solar System has begun. This is the beginning of our great journey.
“If we crave some cosmic purpose, let us find ourselves a worthy goal“
Einstein presented his theory of relativity in 1916, but for an entire century nobody could find physical proof of black holes. In 2016, scientists finally detected gravitational waves that emitted from 2 black holes colliding, proving that such things not only exist, but that Einstein was right all along. Source
Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos. It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle way in which the universe is put together.
21 Interesting and Inspirational Facts About The Universe
Unbelievably beautiful and enigmatic, our universe holds the biggest secrets and unanswered questions known to mankind. Below you will find 21 interesting and uplifting facts about the universe we live in:
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