It looks like there might be some actual U.S. news events to write about this week, which would be a bit of a change from the last month. I hope to get to some of those later in the week, but I was utterly fascinated by this infographic today, so I had to share it with you. It shows our entire solar system to scale (including a couple of dwarf planets only recently discovered that I didn't know about - have you heard of Haumea and Makemake?) - the distances involved in only our solar system are truly mind-boggling, and when you extrapolate out into the entire universe ... well, it's a reminder that, on a cosmic scale, nothing we do here matters in the least, so stop worrying about things. I do believe this is the longest infographic I've ever posted - I'm pretty sure it alone more than doubles the length of my home page. Voila:
Via Daily Infographic.