Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
A sun that is the source of all our power.

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,
Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'.

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.
It's a hundred thousand light years side to side.
It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick,
But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide.

We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point.
We go 'round every two hundred million years,
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.

This is a sphere of water which represents the total water content of the Earth [including all the water found in all the bodies of all the creatures and plants on the planet]

For all the following images, if you click the image it will be opened up in, and take up the full size of, a new page. If you then click that image it will expand to full resolution and you will need to use the scroll bars to view the complete picture. However, the native resolution of the images are high enough to give a very detailed view. From either state [full page or full resolution] you can download it to your computer by right clicking and choosing "Save image as..."

You will notice in each of the following six images that the last sphere is carried over to the next image as the first sphere