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2016-01-25 12:51:50 Post No. 7809549
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>the observable universe is 92 billion light years in diameter
>within this there are (at least) 100 billion galaxies
>the entire universe potentially stretches out into infinity, with an infinite number of galaxies containing an infinite number of planets
>and yet, within this unimaginably enormous stretch of space, we are permanently bound to a couple rocks orbiting a tiny, unnoticeable and irrelevant star in a sparsely populated part of our tiny galaxy
>even if we go to other stars some day, it will only be decades after everyone currently living on planet Earth has died
>over 7,000,000,000 people will have died and been forgotten before we reach interstellar travel
What the fuck is the point of learning anything about the universe?
Sometimes I wish it was never created, an eternity of nothingness would have been better than 70 years of pointlessness followed by nothingness.