The great paradox of human life on Earth
How very significant does it feel to be human with all our experiences in life? Everything an individual goes through can be experienced as if it were a world within itself. Yet, the world beyond us may stretch and expand in ways we are scientifically yet to uncover. In the grand scheme one human life can be seen as so very insignificant, yet it is all we have been given – life and the opportunity to make the most of it.
Earth, the place we call home seems so vast and profound in it’s diversity, yet the reality is that we and all that inhabit this planet, from the tiniest bacteria to the largest mammals and plants, can be compared to a mere speck of dust in relation to the size of the cosmos, yet it is were we are born and die – it is our planetary home and as we are a part of it, it is a part of us.
Earth is the third planet from our Sun, and the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in our Solar System. It is also the largest of our Solar System’s four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the world, the Blue Planet,or by its Latin name, Terra.
Earth has an equatorial circumference of about 40,000 km.
The red spot on Jupiter has approximately the same circumference as Earth. … Continue Reading