Seconds Into This Time-Lapse Video Of Our Galaxy, Something Fascinating Happens

Seconds Into This Time-Lapse Video Of Our Galaxy, Something Fascinating Happens

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Seconds Into This Time-Lapse Video Of Our Galaxy, Something Fascinating Happens
It’s easy to forget how small we are as we navigate the hustle and bustle of daily life. In fact, the phenomenon often surpasses ignorance of our minuteness and morphs into inflated egoism, but the second we peel our eyes away from our phone screens and cast our downward gazes up into space, this smallness […]

It’s easy to forget how small we are as we navigate the hustle and bustle of daily life. In fact, the phenomenon often surpasses ignorance of our minuteness and morphs into inflated egoism, but the second we peel our eyes away from our phone screens and cast our downward gazes up into space, this smallness becomes all too apparent.

Over the past few weeks, our galaxy has been making waves with stories of new celestial bodies and planetary alignments, and as such, our ignorant bliss has been interrupted in the best way. But if that doesn’t make you feel small, check out this time-lapse footage. About 11 seconds in, the video is punctuated by something incredible.

Although it’s by no means an unfamiliar phenomenon, the Aurora Borealis never fails to drive home the fact that our little planet is part of something immense. In the grand scheme of things, we might be tiny blips on the radar — but the fact that we’re privy to so much beauty makes our position feel pretty extraordinary.

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This Crafter Just Took Discarded Floorboards From Trash To Kitchen Treasure

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This Crafter Just Took Discarded Floorboards From Trash To Kitchen Treasure
As a kid, I was always confused when my mom — as moms are wont to do — told me she wanted the floors “so clean you could eat off of them” when it came time to do chores. To my 10-year-old brain, that seemed like a really, really stupid thing to do, since kitchen […]

He Tried To Commit Suicide And Was Left Disfigured. Now He Has A New Lease On Life.

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He Tried To Commit Suicide And Was Left Disfigured. Now He Has A New Lease On Life.
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Animal Rescuers Saw A ‘Sea Of Yellow’ When They Stepped Onto This Terrible Scene

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Animal Rescuers Saw A ‘Sea Of Yellow’ When They Stepped Onto This Terrible Scene
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How We Beat Measles In The ’90s — And Why It Won’t Work Now

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How We Beat Measles In The ’90s — And Why It Won’t Work Now
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The Number Of Reported Child Suicides Has Nearly Doubled — These Are The Signs
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The FDA Just Gave 23andMe A Major Victory
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My Boyfriend Loves Fat Women
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Dad Is Horrified When He Finds Out Where His Ex Is Keeping Their Kids
Even when marriages don’t work out, parents can generally trust that their exes will do a decent job taking care of the kids when it’s their turn to spend time with them. Sure, differences of opinion can arise in any co-parenting relationship, but most moms and dads just want their kids to be happy and […]

You’ve Heard Of Ebola, But Here Are Other Dangerous Diseases To Worry About.

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You’ve Heard Of Ebola, But Here Are Other Dangerous Diseases To Worry About.
Ebola continues to spread to different parts of Africa as the world looks on. Every year there seems to be a new disease or health crisis to worry about. But, people forget that there are many diseases out there that may not by as widespread as this recent outbreak, but are no less deadly. (Not […]

People Worldwide Are Honoring A Dying Teen’s Last Wish — You May Want To As Well

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People Worldwide Are Honoring A Dying Teen’s Last Wish — You May Want To As Well
Almost two years ago, now 17-year-old Rebecca Schofield from Riverview, New Brunswick, had a cancerous brain tumor removed. After months of chemotherapy, “All her scans were clear. We thought we were out of the woods,” said her mom, Anne Schofield. But late last year, doctors found two more tumors that were inoperable. They told Rebecca […]

When Children With Autism Grow Up

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When Children With Autism Grow Up
I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He’s one of an estimated half million people diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely unprepared for. The heat that afternoon was intense. Weather maps across Iowa were deep red, and warnings flashed […]

The Reasons Why You Hate Going To The Gym.

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The Reasons Why You Hate Going To The Gym.
Everyone hates going to the gym. If anyone tells you differently, they are a psychopath. There are plenty of reasons to hate the gym, and no one in the world has time to go through all of them, so we will just explore a few here. It’s Expensive. raquelokyay A good gym in New York […]

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Fourteen Shots In April
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26 Questions That Will Enrage Anyone With Curly Hair
“Can I touch it?” Sure, if I can touch your face after. IN SLAP FORM. 1. “Ooooh, where’d you get your perm?” View this image › seventeen.com This incredible new salon called THE WOMB, THE DNA POOL, MY GENETIC DISPOSITION. 2. “How do you have sooooo much hair?” View this image › Disney / Via […]

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There Is One Thing You Should Be Eating Every Day, And It’s Not What You’d Expect
Bananas are delicious, healthy snacks. It’s really a shame that we don’t eat more of them. Sadly, these awesome yellow fruits are still more closely associated with chimps than they are with humans. Well, here are a few reasons why we should take notes from our monkey friends. Bananas are packed with loads of benefits, […]
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