Video: star size comparison

From Astronomy Picture of the Day for February 22, 2001: Star Size Comparisons

The video ends with the statement, “No, you are not the center of the universe!”

That is true, but I like what John Piper has said about this fact in his book Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ:

Sometimes people stumble over this vastness in relation to the apparent insignificance of man. It does seem to make us infinitesimally small. But the meaning of this magnitude is not mainly about us. It’s about God… The reason for ‘wasting’ so much space on a universe to house a speck of humanity is to make a point about our maker, not us.

Grace and Peace

Video credit: morn1415

One thought on “Video: star size comparison

  1. Carol K

    I believe it was Descartes who stated that man is the geometric mean between two infinities: the large scale of the universe and the small scale of atoms (and quarks and particles).


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