>This semester’s Epic of the Universe class with Brian Swimme has got my mind reeling…http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=beilovjoyandv-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0062508350&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrKeeping in tune with my “universing” I wanted to encourage more conversing by showcasing some facts and figures everyone should know about us as a cosmic beings (or at least Brian and I think you should know):

Fact #1: Our sun is star (75% of Americans don’t know this).

Fact #2: Universe as we know it is 13.7 billion years old.

Fact #3: There are 300 billion stars in Milky Way.

Fact #4: Moon is 384,000 km away (sorry, convert to miles on your own)

Fact #5: 380,000 years ago atoms came forth.

Fact #6: 400 million years ago, first stars.

Fact #7: 3.9 billion years ago first forms of life.

Fact #8: Milky Way is 100,000 light years away (in other words, traveling at the speed of light it would take you 100,000 years to get across it).

Fact #9: Holding one pinkie up to the sky and there are one million galaxies behind that tiny space of space!?

Fact #10: Light coming from the sun takes 8 minutes to reach Earth.

If the following information doesn’t put  you in a state of awe, you aren’t human…or don’t have a brain (or a Brian)!

Today I’m grateful for Epic of the Universe, girls nights, and books and lots of them.

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