Unbelievable Pictures & Videos Showing How Small Earth Really Is!

It really IS a small World & Universe we live in!

If you've ever had the trouble grasping the true sizes involved in astronomy and the size of earth compared to other planets and stars, you will be astonished.

The scales involved are mind boggling. You just wont believe how huge they are.

They say the universe contains “billions and billions of stars”, galaxies, planet's and universes, and to think that we are the only "intelligent" life out there in such a vast amount of space is incredulous to believe. Could we ever be alone!?

The following pictures are the best visual pictures that I have ever seen that shows pretty clearly just how insignificant earth actually is.

View images below or the 3 videos further down the page.

1. Star Size Comparison.
2. Life in The Universe Documentary.
3. The Largest Galaxy in the Universe.

Prepare to feel really really small....


  • Here are some of our planets. Compared to others, Earth looks pretty big right.!? Keep reading as it gets a whole lot smaller! The diameter of Earth is around 12,756 km.


  • As we travel farther out, we encounter the gas giants 'Jupiter' and 'Saturn'. Even the ice giants 'Uranus' and 'Neptune' make Earth look so small in comparison, and Pluto is barely visible. Jupiter is 318 times bigger than Earth. It's diameter is 142,984 km and is 588 million km away from Earth.


  • Notice that 'Earth' is just about visible at this scale and 'Jupiter,' the giant among planets in our system is just a single pixel. The 'Sun' is 100 times bigger than the 'Earth' and is 149,600,000 km away from 'Earth'.


  • 'Earth' is invisible at this scale and even the 'Sun' looks small compared to "Arcturus", the giant Star at the centre of our solar system. This burning gas giant completely dwarfs even the biggest planet 'Jupiter'. The massive star 'Pollux' and 'Sirius' don't look so big in comparison to 'Arcturus'. 'Arcturus' has a diameter of 35,748,800 km and is 36.7 light years away from 'Earth'.

Mind Boggling

But even 'Arcturus' is dwarfed by the super-giant 'Antares', the massive red star that would swallow huge chunk of our solar system. Next in size is 'Betelgeuse', one of three stars that make up the 'Winter Triangle'. The star 'Aldebaran' is a similar size to 'Orion' which is one of the brightest stars in the celestial equator. 'Antares' is 10 times bigger than the Sun and 550 light years away from Earth.


  • As we get to the largest known star out there, the 'VY Canis Majoris' has a diameter of around 2,800.000.000 km and is 3,900 light years away from 'Earth'. The 2nd largest Star is 'VV Cephei'. The 3rd largest is 'Mu Cephei'.

To really try to comprehend the sizes involved here is absolutely mind boggling!.

Star Size Comparison In Video

Do you think that "intelligent life" exists on a Planet in a Universe somewhere?

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Interesting Earth stuff

  • The Earth is about 5 billion years old.
  • The Earth is slowing down and will continue to rotate slower each day. To compensate for lost time 'seconds' have to be added.. - The weight of the Earth is also getting lighter each day.
  • Water covers 70% of the planet and the land covers 30%
  • The Earth's crust consists of the following chemicals. Alumina. Carbon dioxide. Iron oxide. Lime. Magnesia. Phosphorus pentoxide. Potassium oxide. Titanium dioxide. Silica. Sodium oxide and Water.
  • There are over 1000 man made and operational satellites orbiting Earth. The Soviet Union launched the first satellite in space. It was launched in 1957 to broadcast radio pulses.

Life in The Universe Documentary

Earth Amazing Feats

Did You Know...

  • July 22nd, 1933, the American aviator Wiley Post became the first male pilot to fly solo around the world in an Aircraft named Winnie Mae. It took him 7 days.
  • May 20, 1932, the American aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart, became the first female aviator to fly solo across the world. It took her just under 15 hours.
  • June 20, 1970, the American adventurer Dave Kunst was the first person to walk around the Earth. He finished on October 5, 1974.

IC 1101. The Largest Galaxy in the Universe - Documentary

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What's your thoughts about "LIFE" and what it's all about? 26 comments

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Jewels 9 years ago from Australia

Depression sure does suck. Keep moving your butt, I do and it helps. LOL.

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thecounterpunch 9 years ago

Great pictures good job :)

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nashomega 8 years ago

this is Fantastic... We are just another dot in space! That is true!

Sreeman 8 years ago

it really satisfied my hungry on unbelievable pictures

Eric G. 8 years ago

very cool. I give you a 10 for entertainment. Even my room mate was impressed with your earth size pictures. thanks

carlyle 8 years ago

"it really satisfied my hungry on unbelievable pictures"


Asghar Ali Soomro 8 years ago

Its really amazing and remind us about the creater of this universe. Who is one and only that is Almighty ALLAH.

abhishek(nepal) 8 years ago

wow!! it's really unbelievable and amazing images i am really happy to seeing it. it's very nice


Ashley Eklund 8 years ago

Does anyone know the original source of these images?

Abbas 8 years ago

lovely ... so do I exist? ... goes to show that nothing could happen merely by "chance" ... all creation has to be guided. The complexity of even a human that is infinitely tiny on the shown scale has even tinier stuff that helps in survival of species. God's creation is awesome! ... Still scary ... I still am unsure if I exist!! (not literally) ... and if there is some creature on some big planet, they would be monsters ... it's a good thing they have not been discovered yet!! we would be like dust in their toenails!! :(

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Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

Makes me feel so small and insignificant. For all egoists this hub is a great ego-buster. Good photographs compu-smart

alisha 8 years ago

Great picture!!!!!!!!!! hoping for many more too

Abbas 8 years ago

I don't think this stuff is too too bad anymore ... well so long as we don't discover giant humans on other planets (like Antares) that have also discovered in their lives that their planet is as puny as our earth is in these pictures lol ...

that would be just sad ... and that i think is an understatement!! lol

and hey u can sleep peacefully so long as we can be sure that we are not just some chemical elements for giants on other planets (like we "earthlings" use atoms/molecules for science experiments lol) ... hmm, what particle would we be? alpha is taken lol!!

also, can i copy these images compu-smart?

Abbas 8 years ago

Thank you for the permission.

... and glad to hear u feel better now compu-smart. Something had to be done after u lost ur sleep because of my comments a little while back (about 2 weeks ago) lol!

Sweet Dreams ... Have fun.


A Student of Life.

passin'by 8 years ago

Good infomations

kush singh 7 years ago

...........really Unbelieveable and Incredable .

Claire 7 years ago

Good pictures. They are pretty cool.

unknown 6 years ago

those pictures r really awsome.i never knew how small the earth is

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PhotoShowMan4U 6 years ago from United States

Nice photos! May be I should do a Photo Show on the Planets.

LA 6 years ago

how exactly does looking at a red ball help with depression

krishna 6 years ago

Hey compu-smart,

Thanks for this wonderful piece of information. Although I wouldn't feel insignificant we are. Just understand the human developed technology is able to give such comparisons,facts.Lets believe in years to come we unravel much more mysteries.Hats off to our scientists!!!

nick 6 years ago

i... feel.... so....


Bob 6 years ago

Yep, other planets and other stars are much bigger...

but the space in between is billions of times larger.

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jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

This hub gives a whole new meaning to the saying "its a small world". I think we should be more environmentally conscious in safeguarding our little earth. Global warming and environmental issues are very real. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. Great hub.

Karolina 4 years ago

Fantastic hub, looking forward to come back and see your new posts. Thank you. www.karoline-art.com

stefan 4 years ago

comparing to those other planets we are small because those other planets are bigger than us and whitch we live in a small world

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