The Size of the Earth
Sunday, June 10, 2007

This giant blue ball, home to billions of people, is pretty small when compared to other objects in the galaxy. Maybe we should take better care of it.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Sunday, June 10, 2007  
  • At 6/11/07, 12:31 AM, Blogger caramaena said…

    Excellent series of pics there. And you're right, we should take better care.

  • At 6/11/07, 2:05 AM, Blogger thimscool said…

    Excellent post.

    Yeah, we need to take care of number 3. But I'd like to hedge our bets and begin terraforming numbers 2 and 4.

    Especially that beautiful Botticelli a bit closer to the furnace.

  • At 6/11/07, 6:05 AM, Blogger Philip. said…

    Excellent post.

    The photo's really show how small we are!

  • At 6/11/07, 8:01 AM, Blogger Paula the Surf Mom said…

    Very good post and your so very right about taking care of it.

  • At 6/11/07, 8:18 AM, Blogger Erin O'Brien said…

    The humble erin wondereth why the great and powerful R2K did visiteth her site.

    She now doth stumble off to marveleth at the implication of size.


  • At 6/11/07, 8:36 AM, Blogger Ice said…

    Wow, that really puts it into perspective.

    That sun is scary huge.

    Very cool pics, and thanks for the visit :)

    ...come back soon, I have a second blog too...keep in touch.


  • At 6/11/07, 9:19 AM, Blogger Jason said…

    damn straight

  • At 6/11/07, 10:03 AM, Blogger josh williams said…

    Strong work.

  • At 6/11/07, 10:16 AM, Blogger jillie said…

    It just goes to show you how small and vulnerable we really are. Thanks for stopping by ;o)

  • At 6/11/07, 1:52 PM, Blogger ~d said…

    I was WONDERING where you found me!
    I see so many people I KNOW up there!
    (Is Jupiter REALLY that much BIGGER than Earth?!) Scary!
    Be well!

  • At 6/11/07, 7:03 PM, Blogger Woozie said…

    "Maybe we should take better care of it"


  • At 6/11/07, 10:00 PM, Blogger Bathroom Hippo said…

    Looking at the size of the sun compared to the Earth:

    People really believe this man-made global warming bullshit and don't think that..."hey...maybe it's the f*cking sun?"


    Recycle your used batteries!

  • At 6/12/07, 3:55 AM, Blogger Deepak Gopi said…

    It is reelly an allegoric statement,it remindes us hoe small and negligible we are.

  • At 6/12/07, 8:59 AM, Anonymous Arjan said…

    if you don't get burned first...I bet you get splashed by gravity on Antares ;)

    nice post :)

  • At 6/12/07, 6:46 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    Actually Antares might have similar or less gravity than the sun - Dont forget that density also changes gravity. If the sun were suddenly twice the size, but the same mass, the gravity would be half. Antares and other red giants might be quite massive, but also quite spread out. I dont know though.

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