Saturday, May 13, 2017

considering ...


Consider that:
  • you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum.  
  • As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy.
  • 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.”
  • The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star.
  • Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.
  • The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist.

So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. 

This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum. 

–NASA Lunar Science Institute
image: Earth, Jupiter and Venus, seen from Mars


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