4 things that amaze me (2)
This may become a series since there are around 40000 things that amaze me. But here’s what it is for this post.
1. The Moon.
I know that many, if not most of the people look at the Moon and say ‘wow it is so beautiful’, but I suspect they do not realize it is a huge, HUGE, ball/sphere of rock on the sky!
This is a video I recorded of the rock:
2. Speaking of space, 2-3 years ago I realized/found out, that there is a capsule/spaceship/thing that orbits the Earth and has people inside it. I had no idea about that. If you go out you can see it with the naked eye. It looks like a very bright star that moves very quickly on the night sky. I go out sometimes to see it and it is quite hard to believe that there are people inside it. Use this website http://www.isstracker.com/ to see when it is above you and go out to see it.
This is it passing in front of the Moon:
3. Transmutation. The fact that a frog, a dog, a dinosaur, a human, a bird, a worm…..all life forms that have a DNA are basically the same structure that had mutated and replicated over time into all these ‘creatures’. It is hard to understand this process since it takes so long to see its effects and so many variables that influence it all, this is why perhaps many do not realize it. I wonder for how long this will continue…..and what other kinds of transmutations similar to ours are out there in the universe because the DNA is just one of the possible structures that gives rise to the tremendous diversity we see.
4. That we will never ever be able to know what is out there, not even 0,000000000000001% of it all.
Here’s the thing: all of the stars you see at night, are ‘islands’ hosting planets and moons. There are around 200-400 billion stars in our own galaxy. Multiply that by, let’s say, a minimum of 20 planets/moons orbiting each of them, and that is around 6,000,000,000,000 such spheres. 6 trillion. Multiply now that with billions of galaxies……When you go to the beach, put your hand in the sand and look at the grains of sand stuck to your palm. There are probably around 10 thousand grains, if not less. That’s around 500 stars worth of planets and moons. Meaning, if you look a the entire beach and consider every grain of sand a moon or a planet, there are 20 times more moons and planets in the universe than all of the grains of sand on all beaches on planet Earth. How can that be possible?
If you were to take all of the grains of sand from all beaches on Earth and study them under microscope for about 10 seconds each, it would take you around 2,000 years to look at around 400 billion grains of sand. Meaning, if you would have the power to look at all planets and moons in our own galaxy and you would say “Well I will spend 10 seconds for each, because there are so many” it will take you 2,000 years to do this every second of those 2,000 years. How does that sound? What can you learn in 10 seconds though? Now remember our galaxy si one of billions out there…..
There is absolutely NO WAY we will ever be able to even briefly look at what is out there.
Just a human on this planet, creating trade-free stuff 😉 I mainly write at tiotrom.com. I made TROM Documentary back in 2011 and since then I am writing books, make videos, websites, or customize Linux operating systems :D. Or curate the world. I am furious and curious. Furious at how this society is, and curious about the cosmos we live in (from plants to quasars, from atoms to galaxies).