We all are NOTHING …

I watched this remarkable segment on 60 Minutes last night.  It was mind-boggling, amazing, nearly incalculable, almost beyond comprehension for the average or above average person and breathtaking.


So you think you are somebody?? So you think you are important?? In all of your arrogance, you think you are significant?? Think again; YOU/WE ARE NOTHING.

We look at information like in the video, many of us would like to think we understand it, BUTT  even the most well-educated scientist  can say the words, BUTT can they truly explain or understand the complexity, enormity of outer space.

Take the time to watch the video and you will see what I mean. It is way beyond mind-boggling!!

One of the comments made by a scientist who was interviewed, comparing the size of the Earth to the rest of the planets in the universe;  the Earth is so insignificant, it is considered less than 1 grain of sand on all of the beaches in the world combined. Tell me  you think you are important.

Next time you are at the beach, grab a hand full of sand and if you have the patience, count the grains. How many handfuls do we think there are on all the beaches in the world. It is an impossible number to come up with. WE ARE NOTHING.

All of the people with billion$ – all of the people with million$ – all of the celebs and politicians that put themselves on a pedestal  –  all of the war mongers – all of the ego-maniac that want to control the world –  all of the Boulder Rollers – all of the wanna-bees ( I call them all flash and no cash) – they are NOTHING. 

IF everyone on the planet Earth was honest with themselves, took the time to evaluate who they really, they would see they are NOTHING BUTT an insignificant microscopic piece of dust floating around, if that.

If nothing else, being humbled by the numbers,  should give us the impetus to try and co-exist.  Life is too short – life is too fragile – life goes by in a flash – life is too precious for us to keep Rolling Boulders at one another. These are facts of life the SUPER-ARROGANT people do not want to admit. In the big scheme of things; they are NOTHING.

There doesn’t have to be wars – terrorism – hatred among people – gang violence – out of control drug use, these are ALL mind-sets, decisions  and choices people make for themselves; many of whom think there are significant. They are NOTHING.

Take a good look at this video and admit to yourself we all are NOTHING and just passing through.  It should be our primary purpose in life to make our short journey as productive as possible.  Make it a better place for those who follow us.  The keys words being, tolerance and acceptance = peace.

Let the Hubble telescope and the video humble us and bring all back down to earth.

Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope in orbit

The Hubble Space Telescope as seen from the departing Space Shuttle Atlantis, flying Servicing Mission 4 (STS-125), the fifth and final Hubble mission
Mission type Astronomy
Operator NASA · ESA · STScI
COSPAR ID 1990-037B
SATCAT no. 20580
Website www.nasa.gov/hubble
Mission duration Elapsed: 28 years, 2 months, 28 days
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer Lockheed (spacecraft)
Perkin-Elmer (optics)
Launch mass 11,110 kg (24,490 lb)[1]
Dimensions 13.2 m × 4.2 m (43.3 ft × 13.8 ft)[1]
Power 2,800 watts
Start of mission
Launch date April 24, 1990, 12:33:51 UTC[2]
Rocket Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-31)
Launch site Kennedy LC-39B
Deployment date April 25, 1990[1]
Entered service May 20, 1990[1]
End of mission
Decay date estimated 2030–2040[3]
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Semi-major axis 6,917.5 km (4,298.3 mi)
Eccentricity 0.000287
Perigee 537.4 km (333.9 mi)
Apogee 541.4 km (336.4 mi)
Inclination 28.47°
Period 95.47 minutes
RAAN 176.23°
Argument of perigee 82.61°
Mean anomaly 319.41°
Mean motion 15.09 rev/day
Velocity 7.59 km/s (4.72 mi/s)
Epoch December 26, 2017, 13:18:33 UTC[4]
Revolution no. 31,936
Main telescope
Type Ritchey–Chrétien reflector
Diameter 2.4 m (7.9 ft)[5]
Focal length 57.6 m (189 ft)[5]
Focal ratio f/24
Collecting area 4.525 m2 (48.7 sq ft)[5]
Wavelengths Near-infrared, visible light, ultraviolet


If we think the Hubble telescope is amazing, there is a new one coming out in a couple of years called the James Web that will replace it and is substantially  more powerful than the Hubble.

James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb Space Telescope rendering

A rendering of the James Webb Space Telescope with its components fully deployed.
Mission type Astronomy
Operator NASA / ESA / CSA / STScI[1]
Website jwst.nasa.gov
Mission duration 5 years (design)
10 years (goal)
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer Northrop Grumman
Ball Aerospace
Launch mass 6,500 kg (14,300 lb)[2]
Dimensions 20.197 m × 14.162 m (66.26 ft × 46.46 ft) (sunshield)
Power 2,000 watts
Start of mission
Launch date March 30, 2021 (planned)[3]
Rocket Ariane 5 ECA
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Sun–Earth L2
Regime Halo orbit
Periapsis 374,000 km (232,000 mi)[4]
Apoapsis 1,500,000 km (930,000 mi)[4]
Period 6 months
Epoch plan
Type Korsch telescope
Diameter 6.5 m (21 ft)
Focal length 131.4 m (431 ft)
Collecting area 25 m2 (270 sq ft)
Wavelengths from 0.6 µm (orange)
to 28.5 µm (mid-infrared)
Band S-band (TT&C support)
Ka band (data acquisition)
Bandwidth S-band up: 16 kbit/s
S-band down: 40 kbit/s
Ka band down: up to 28 Mbit/s

Get back down to earth folks and let us pull together for one common goal. PEACE and harmony!! In the big scheme of things;



About The Goomba Gazette

ALWAYS COMMON-SENSE Addressing topics other bloggers shy away from. All posts are original. Objective: impartial commentary on news stories, current events, nationally and internationally news told as they should be; SHOOTING STRAIGHT FROM THE HIP AND TELLING IT LIKE IT IS. Direct and to the point unbiased opinions. No topics are off limits. No party affiliations, no favorites, just a patriotic American trying to make a difference. God Bless America and Semper Fi!
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