Friday, October 19, 2007

Speechless

Consider:
- Every second the sun burns up 4 million tons of its own mass - releasing energy equivalent to 100 billion hydrogen bombs exploding...EVERY SECOND.
- Although the sun is losing 4 million tons of its own mass every second, scientists estimate it will las another 5 or 6 billion years.
- Our sun is actually just an average-sized star in our galaxy, one of at least 100 billion stars in the Milky Way.
- Of those 100 billion stars in our galaxy, only about 6000 are visible by the nake eye, and of these only 2000 can be seen from any one point. In a well-lit city, you can probably only see about 100 stars.
- There are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy alone and again, scientists estimate that there are as many as 140 billion other galaxies, many of them bigger than ours.
- In our visible universe alone, there are 10x, that's TEN TIMES more stars than there are grains of sand on all the world's beaches and deserts combined.








Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens,
Praise him in the heights above.
Praise him, all his angels, praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies.
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created

Psalm 148:1-5

(information gathered from Facedown, by matt Redman, chapter 6)

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