Hubble Ultra-Deep Field
Wow. Just… Wow. Whenever you are feeling full of yourself, your, supreme importance in the grand scheme of things, I encourage you to look at this.
Yeah, I know. Holy crap. Anyway, NASA just did a 3-D analysis of this, and released this amazing, humbling video that also does a great job of explaining the significance and importance of that collection of pixels more eloquently than I ever could. However.. just think. The milky way dominates our entire sky, from horizon to horizon. In its entirety, over 100 Billion stars, each of comparable size to our sun. In itself, the sun pours billions of joules of energy out into the cosmos, converting tons of mass into pure energy each second. And only a tiny, tiny (tiny) fraction of that available energy hits our Eden, and in doing so, sustains all that was, is and ever shall be on this pale blue dot. From the perspective of ANY ONE of the 10000 or so specks of light in that photo there, in an empty spot of our sky, the entire, unimaginably huge vastness of our home galaxy would appear as but one speck. And in some of those specks, I am virtually certain that, in some form, there is something looking back and contemplating its own cosmically insignificant place in these cosmos.