Do you have problems?. Thinking outside the box and putting things in perspective might help. Here’s a little astronomy to help you put this into perspective. Hubble.
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Do you have problems?
Thinking outside the box and putting things in perspective might help
Here’s a little astronomy to help you put this into perspective
The Hubble telescope is located outside our atmosphere and is orbiting around the Earth at 593 km above sea level with an orbital period of about 96 to 97 minutes at a speed of 28,000 km/h.
Its name is in honor of astronomer Edwin Hubble, it was placed in orbit on April 24, 1990. It weighs about 11000 kg in a cylindrical form with a 13,2 m length and a diameter of 4,2 m. This telescope can obtain images of the cosmos at an 0,1 arc second of resolution.
International Space Station
ThisistheSombraroGalaxyalsocalled M104 in Messier’scatalogue at a distance of 28 millionlight years. Thisisconsideredone of thebestpicturesHubbletook.
ThenwehavetheAnt’sNebula, so calledbecause of itsshape and located 3000 and 6000 light years.
ThenthereistheEskimo Nebular at 5000 light years.
In fourthplace, theCat’sEyeNebula.
Fifth place theHourGlassNebulalocated 8000 light yearstheresult of anexplodingstar.
In 6th place, wehave a part of theConeNebula at 2.5 light years
In Seventh position, wefind a portionof theSwanNebula, located 5,500 light years and described as anocean of hydrogenwithsmallquantities of oxygen, sulphurand otherelements.
In 8th place, thisbeautifulimagecalled “Starrynight”
Alsoknownas Light Echo.
In 9th place, twogalaxiesmerging NGC 2207 and IC 2163 located 114 millionlight years.
Tenth place, a fragment of theTrifidNebulawithmanystars at 9000 light years.
Actual position of Voyager 1 (102 AU)
Dwarf planet in 2003 UB 313 (Eris)
M16: The Eagle Nebula
M57: Ring Nebula
Nebula RCW 79
NGC 2237: Rosette Nebula
M42: Orion Nebula
Milky Way (our sun is indicated)
A Black Hole
The Earth with clouds
The Earth without clouds
The Earth with a rising moon
Earth and New Moon
Earth and full Moon
Our Sun with its atmosphere
Sun without its atmosphere
Venus without its clouds
Venus with clouds
Orbit of Mars, Phobos and Deimos
Jupiter’s moons and their orbits (the first 8, the closest ones)
Saturn’s orbit and moons
Uranus and Satellites
Neptune’s orbit and satellites (without Nereid)
Neptune’s orbit with Nereid and Triton
Orbit of Pluto and Charon
The Milky Way
Words escape uswhenwediscoverthese monumental pictures of colors and light.
The Eagle Nebulaor M16 can befound in theSerpentcontellation, and itislikean open window at the centre of a starrynight. At the centre, manyyoungstarsformingcreatea wonderfulspectacle of gaseousemissions.
SHOWING ALL OF THIS IN THIS FASHION IS REALLY FACINATING, DEEPLY MOVING AND DAZZLING.
I HOPE THIS HAS ENLIGHTENED YOU .
BEYOND OUR SUN,
THERE IS A VAST UNIVERSE
Jupiter at 1 pixel at the point of the arrow.
The Earth is not visible at this scale.
Antaresis the 15th most brilliant star in the night sky.
It is located at more then 1000 light years.
Sun – 1 pixel
AND NOW, HOW BIG AND TALL ARE YOU ?
AND ALL THOSE PROBLEMS THAT YOU HAVE TODAY ?
WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU, THAT YOU SQUABBLE ABOUT OR PICK FIGHTS?
KEEP YOUR LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE!
View from Space
And then- the Sunrise ..
Wonderful Blue Planet!
Appreciateyour home for one moment!
Nowyouwillsee a pictureforthosemomentswhenyoufeellifeisoverwhelming.
Whenyouthinkyourproblems are enormous…
…and whenyouthinkthereisanimmensedifferencebetweenthethingsyoudo, and thoseyoudon’t,
Itisalso a picture, whenyouhavemoments as a humanbeing, youthinkyou are powerful and magnificent…
You are Homo Sapiens, Master of creation,
At thezenith of yourtechnologicalpower !
And youfeelthatwiththeothersixbillionpersonswe are …
… So farwe are unique in thisuniverse.
…a pictureforthosemomentswhenyouthinktheworldis so bigwhereyoulive, thatitis indestructible.
Withitsgreatcities, alltheoceans, mountainranges and continents…
…insensitive, withitssize and greatness,
Withouractions as menaccomplishing… ornot, stillinsensitive
Because, Earth has fivehundredmillionsquare kilometres of surface!
Sixthousandquadrilliontons of rock!...
And more thanonethousandtrilliontons of water!…
Contemplatethispicturefor a fewmoments.
Héla aquí, pues:
ItwastakenbytheCassini-Juygensprobein 2004, whenitarrived at therings of Saturn.
We are all in thislittlebluepoint.
our art, ouradvances…
allourwildlife and flora...
Allgovernments, countries and states...
Allourlove… and hate…
Sixbillionssouls in constantagitation…
Ifwewant, we can takethispicturea lesson in humility…
And like a doublemessage:
howlittlewe are in thisuniverse,
withourproblems and ourdifferences,
And theimportance of takingcare of
…becauseitistheonly home wehave.
Think about it...
Who knows…may be not.
zartha janv 2009
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