The Earth Compared to the Rest of the Universe is Unbelievably Small

It’s truly humbling

As we live our day-to-day lives sometimes we forget that we’re one of seven billion people on a small planet in a solar system in the unimaginably massive Milky Way Galaxy. If that’s not enough, according to BuzzFeed Blue, the Milky Way has 100 to 400 billion stars and there are more than 100 billion galaxies in the Universe. If you really want your mind blown, try considering that if you multiply stars by galaxies, at the low end, you get 10 billion billion stars, or 10 sextillion stars in the Universe – a 1 followed by 22 zeros. At the high end, it’s 200 sextillion.

Now with all of those planets, stars, and galaxies it’s hard to imagine there isn’t any intelligent life beyond Earth, right?