Wednesday, 30 January 2008

We are not alone .........

I watched a very interesting (Horizon) programme last night , all about gravity and the quest by Quantum physicists to explain its existence . It's all such thought provoking stuff ; this is looking at "The Bigger Picture" in a gargantuan way with a really wide angle lens ..... I always begin to feel uncomfortably insignificant when contemplating the cosmological (phew , now that was a quality sentence !!) Anyway I came across this mind-boggling thought , in the paper at the weekend , so in the interests of dragging everyone else along in the wake of my wonder and awe I thought I'd share it here ...

Australian astronomers have calculated that there are more than 70 sextillion stars in the known universe . That's a 7 followed by 22 zeros !!! Or pictured this way ; there are 10 times more stars than the number of grains of sand in all the earth's beaches and deserts .

Puts us in to perspective doesn't it ???

T.T.F.N Ruth ( waving to the Universe !)


Louise Peers said...

Hi Ruth ,I saw it too ,very interesting .I have added your blog link to mine ,

Ruth said...

Thank you Louise ! I'll link Straight back ! Cheers and mini Hugs !
Ruth :0)