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consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. as you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial dna and are not “you.” the atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.
the existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. so you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. this is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.
we originated in the belly of a star, NASA lunar science institute, 2012 (via brachycephalic)