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Unbelievable Pictures & Videos Showing How Small Earth Really Is!

Updated on August 2, 2019
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Prepare to be amazed by the humongous size of our Universe and the planets within.

It IS a small World were living in!

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

They say the universe contains billions of stars, galaxies, planet's and universes. To think that we are the only "intelligent" life out there in such a vast amount of space is incredulous to believe. The scales involved are so mind-boggling, how could us humans ever think we are alone!?

The following pictures and videos are the best visual images that I've ever seen that shows pretty clearly just how insignificant earth is. Prepare to feel extremely small.


  • Here are some of our planets. Compared to others, Earth looks pretty big right.!? Keep reading as Earth 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. Its diameter is 142,984 km and is 588 million km away from Earth.

  • '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'.


But even 'Arcturus' is dwarfed by the super-giant 'Antares', the massive red star. 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 mind boggling!.

Video: Star Size Comparison

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Interesting Earth stuff

  • Earth is about 4 to 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.
  • At the equator, you would weigh less than if standing at one of the poles.
  • 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.
  • The hottest place on Earth is at El Azizia, Libya, where temperatures can reach 136 degrees.Fahrenheit..
  • The lowest natural temperature ever recorded was at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica, where ground measurements hit degrees -128 Fahrenheit.

Video: 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.

Video: How to Explore MARS in Google Maps - Google Mars

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What's your thoughts about our universe?

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      7 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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      7 years ago

      Fantastic hub, looking forward to come back and see your new posts. Thank you.

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      7 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.

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      8 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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      9 years ago

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

      SMALL ...

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      9 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!!!

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      9 years ago

      how exactly does looking at a red ball help with depression

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      9 years ago from United States

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

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      9 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      Good pictures. They are pretty cool.

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      kush singh 

      10 years ago

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

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      10 years ago

      Good infomations

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      10 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.

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      10 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?

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      10 years ago

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

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      10 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

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      10 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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      Ashley Eklund 

      10 years ago

      Does anyone know the original source of these images?

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      10 years ago

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


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      Asghar Ali Soomro 

      10 years ago

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

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      11 years ago

      "it really satisfied my hungry on unbelievable pictures"


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      Eric G. 

      11 years ago

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

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      11 years ago

      it really satisfied my hungry on unbelievable pictures

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      11 years ago

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

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      11 years ago

      Great pictures good job :)

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      12 years ago from Australia

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


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