In case you needed to have your sense of perspective completely blown this morning, here are a couple of amazing facts:

  1. If you shrank the Sun down to the size of a white blood cell, then shrunk the rest of the Universe proportionally, the Milky Way Galaxy would be the size of the continental United States (Source: reddit)

  2. The Milky Way as compared to the largest known Galaxy, IC 1101.

Astronomy shows¬†how small and insignificant, but how rare and precious we all are.” – Carl Sagan