Space is big. Really big.
So says Douglas Adams. For proof, check out this article at CNN.com
which shows off some Hubble telescope photos of the Keyhole Nebula, located more than 8,000 light-years from Earth. That is just way too frickin' cool. According to the article, the nebula (also called the Carina Nebula) has several stars that are each ten times as hot and a hundred times as massive as the one we orbit. It's also gorgeous to look at, or at least it was 8,000 years ago. I think Yakko, Wakko and Dot say it best: "It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny. We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney . . . "