Space - the future of mankind

Where are we in the milky Way Galaxy?

Most People don't actually realise when we look at the Milky Way, we are only seeing a handful of stars. To get a full perspective of the size of the Milky Way Galaxy, have a look below.

Earth in The Milky Way

For light (the fastest thing in the universe) to travel from one side of the Milky Way to the other, it takes 100,000 earth years.

Light travels at 670,616,629 miles per hour..... So each hour on Earth, a beam of light travels 670 Million Miles but it still takes that beam 52,560,000,000 Earth hours (or 100,000 Years) to make the journey. try calculating how wide the Milky Way is in earth miles.

Are We Alone?

The law of averages should be enough to tell you we are not the only sentient beings in the Universe. Think about it: First, there are more stars (Suns) in our galaxy alone than there are grains of sand on Earth. Each of these are too far away to see if there are planets around them. This is how small we are, yet we fight with our own species over the timiest bits of land compared to what is all around us.

To think we are alone in the Universe would be like saying, "this bottle of milk in my hand is the only bottle of milk in the World". Common sense tells us it is not possible, simply because we can see there are more than one cow that does the same job as this cow. We also can see the effects of having more than one bottle of milk. becuase our neighbour has cheese and butter. As milk is needed to make these products, we must accept there has to be another bottle of milk to be able to make those other products.

Can you see where this is going? How can we have the only Sun in the Universe with planets around it?

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