Here is a brilliant little video about the basics of or solar system. It is quite entertaining and conceptually well animated. It has some really cool facts that I didn’t know.
All in all, it shows just how tiny and insignificant we are on a cosmic scale. Heck, Earth isn’t even a big deal in its own solar system. Just look a this still showing the mass of the planets:
The coolest, or hottest I should say, part of the video is towards the end. The incandescent glory of our Sun will eventually engulf us. Just look at its mass compared to the rest of the solar system!
Sure, it’s depressing stuff, but somehow this video still brings a smile to my face 🙂