With each passing day, communities are growing more and more concerned with the amount of Landfill Space that is being used, and the “Greening” of our Planet Earth – But how far do our efforts really reach, and how vast is the world compared to the place we call “Home”?

Space1

To provide some perspective – A commercial airplane takes about 19 hours to travel from one side of the Earth to the other, while it would take the same Airplane more than 5 years to reach the nearest Planet in our Solar System (Venus). And If you were to travel at the speed of light, it would take less than 1.5 seconds to reach the farthest point ever traveled by humans, while it would take more than 8 minutes on a voyage almost 400 times longer, to reach what humans can’t live without — the Sun.

For more interesting facts and a visual comparing the Universe to the things we know, visit the link below:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120321-how-big-is-space

Visual provided by BBC

Another great Green article from Green Halo
Track your recycling at www.greenhalosystems.com
 Follow Green Halo on Twitter at http://twitter.com/greenhalousa
Advertisements