Anyway, after I went raving on about that, someone sent me this little series on our relative size in the universe, and I thought we might enjoy it. Watch it all the way through, it just keeps getting better:
Edit: a neat if not a little wtf for unrelated reasons in the middle, video on the idea. Watch it to see what that horking huge picture down there is all about:
The end of this video makes me well up a little. It's incredible. And here it is, said image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. I'm sorry to do this to you, but after that you can understand why the size is appropriate:
Look at that, all of that is what exists in the empty spaces in the sky. Every dot, every "grainy" spot or smear is a galaxy with millions and millions of stars in it, with some stars as large as the largest star in that gif up there and some as small as ours.
I think my brain is trying to crawl out my ears just trying to fully absorb the scale of it all. It's gorgeous, awe-inspiring even.