The Big Picture

This is the Deep Field shot from Hubble. There are a few stars in this picture (they'll have four points), but for the most part, everything you see here is a galaxy, completely separate and far away from our own.

Our own galaxy (medium sized in the galactic scale) has approximately 200 Billion stars; current estimates put the number of observable galaxies over 100 Billion, half of which would have more stars than our own.

Think about this for a moment, the scale of it. And that all of the matter that makes up Earth and everything on it is no different than the matter that makes up all these galaxies.

In relation to this scale, and the homogeneity of everything that exists within this scale, what, precisely, is our role in it? If a role we have at all.

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