These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Thursday, July 20, 2006

How Big Is The Earth?

Second post for today, but this is just to awesome to not share!! I got this from my brother. The pesky one. But he's a keeper, I think!!

Do you have an idea of the size of Earth? Yeah, sure, me, too!! But look at these:

Hint: Click on the picture to get a larger view.

HOO-WAH!!!! Is that cool, or what????????


  1. I am glad to know I am not the token family nerd as I also was tickled by the pictures. I feel so small.-S

  2. My oldest is so excited about Outer Space right now. She will love these pictures!


  3. VERY cool! I never realized it either.

  4. st - (grin) no, sweetheart, until this old gal goes away, she has the hold on that title!! But I'll let you be my apprentice!! I'll send an application.

    old - wonderful!! If you want to print them and these don't download well for you, let me know via email and I'll snd the originals.

    patti - I know! We were taught the statistical stuff, but who can really understand it in the real world. I suspect even those who work with spacial concepts couldn't even fathom in their heads what this looked like.

  5. Absolutely no way youranus is that big! No way. Not buying it.

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  7. oops, my fingers forgot how to spell today!

    seven - OK, I admit it. You have made a statement for which I have no (safe) rebuttal! But give me a while. I'm working on a response. I'll be back.

  8. Well, I have learned something new today. Very cool post. Those last few pictures I don't think I had ever heard of some of those planets. Makes me feel pretty small after looking at the size of some of those planets.

  9. caroline - That really is cool, isn't it? Boy, you are right ... it is certainly humbling!

    seven - I'm still thinking.


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!