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    Do you have problems?
    Here’s a little astronomy to help you put this into perspective
    The Hubble telescope is located outside our atmosphere and is orbiting around the Earth at 593 km above sea level with an orbital period of about 96 to 97 minutes at a speed of 28,000 km/h.


    Its name is in honor of astronomer Edwin Hubble, it was placed in orbit on April 24, 1990. It weighs about 11000 kg in a cylindrical form with a 13,2 m length and a diameter of 4,2 m. This telescope can obtain images of the cosmos at an 0,1 arc second of resolution.
    Words are escaping us when you discover these monumental pictures of colors and light.
    The Eagle Nebula or M16 can be found in the Serpent contallation, and it’s like an open window at the centre of a starry night. At the centre, many young stars forming creating a wonderful spectacle of gaseous emissions.
    Now you will see a picture for those moments when you feel life is overwhelming.

    When you think your problems are enormous…

    …and when you think there is a immense difference between the things you do and those you don’t,

    It’s also a picture when you have moments as a human being you think you are powerful and magnificent…

    You are Homo Sapiens, Master of the creation,
    At the zenith of your technological power !
    And you feel that with the other six billions persons we are …
    … So far we are unique in this universe.

    And finally…
    …a picture for those moments when you think the world is so big where you live that it is indestructible.

    With its great cities, all the oceans, mountain ranges and continents…

    Invulnerable Planet…
    …insensitive, with its size and greatness,
    With our actions as men accomplishing… or not.
    Because, Earth has five hundred millions square kilometres of surface!

    Six thousands quadrillions tons of rocks!...
    And more then one thousand trillions tons of water!…
    We are all in this little blue point.

    All our wars…
    All our problems...
    All our greatness
    and misery….
    All our technology,
    our art, our advances…
    All our civilizations,
    all our wildlife and flora...
    All races, religions…
    All governments, countries and states...
    All our love… and hate…

    Six billions souls in constant agitation…

    If we want, we can take this picture like a lesson in humility…
    And like a double message:
    On one hand ,
    how little we are in this universe,
    with our problems and our differences,
    when we see them on this scale...

    But on the other side,
    how fragile is our planet,
    And the importance of taking care of
    this little blue point,
    …because its the only home we have.

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