Look at this picture. We're including a bigger version below.
This is a picture of the entire universe.
Look at it.
It's beautiful. It's mind blowing, and it's beautiful.
The Milky Way is shaped like a disc and the solar system is located in that disc about two-thirds of the way out from the centre. So we see the Milky Way as a band running through the sky. As we look toward the centre of the Galaxy we are looking through more of the disc than when we are looking at large angles away from the centre, and you can see a noticeable increase in stars (coloured blue-green) toward the centre of the image … Residuals of the planets Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter are visible in this image as bright red spots off the plane of the galaxy at the 1.00, 2.00 and 7.00 positions, respectively.
The image is a mosaic of the images covering the entire sky as observed by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer!
It's an unmanned satellite carrying an infrared-sensitive telescope.
We feel so small, and yet, not a single part of us isn't connected to all of that.
Make sure to check out the big one below (that's what he said!).