Monday, June 06, 2005

The pale blue dot

Pale blue dot

The blue dot near the middle of the rightmost light streak in earth, as viewed from the Voyager from near the edge of solar system.

And the GDP of this dot is 45 million million USD, and consumes 2.5E15 joules of energy per revolution, has played host to a 100 million different species over the last 5 billion years, killing of 99.2% of them, has survived 7 mass extinctions in the last 500 million years.

Its funny the way we take all these for granted :)

Surprisingly, it doesn't fill me with a sense of awe. Anthropic principle has killed the awe-ability in me...


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Ishwar said...

enna wow?

Anonymous said...

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