Tiny and Giant, Dr. Emdad Khan,Ottawa
We live now in a global village constantly bombarded by news media and social media. Hardly get any opportunity to think about ourselves or the surrounding world. We are writing an article to give us food for thoughts, the tiny and the giant and ponder the amazing creations of the Almighty.
An ant and an elephant: An ant has a mass of approximately 4 mg and an elephant has a mass of about 8 metric tons. It takes 2 trillion ants to have the same mass as an elephant. Each ant is 1 mm long, and we need to have 2 trillion ants total to make an elephant.
Let us think, what is the size of the brain of an ant compared to the size of that of an elephant. God described in His noble book, the story of the leader of ant population telling his people to hide in the cave for fear of being crushed by the armies of Prophet Solomon.
Bahrain and Canada: Bahrain, located in Persian gulf in the Middle East, is about 760 sq km, while Canada is about 9,984,670 sq km. The population of Bahrain is ~1 million people and 35 million people live in Canada. Canada is about 13,138 times bigger than Bahrain. In Canada citizens pay marginal tax rate of 33% in Bahrain citizens pay 0%.
Bahrain:1:760 sq km Canada: 9,984,670 sq km, 13,138 times bigger than Bahrain
Moon and Earth:The diameter of the Moon is 3,474 km. and the diameter of the Earth is 12,742 km. The Moon is about 27% or 1/4th the size of the Earth
Moon a Natural satellite, an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth, being Earth’s only permanent natural satellite. Wikipedia. Radius: 1,737 km Gravity:1.622 m/s², Orbital period: 27 days, Distance to Earth: 384,400 km. Escape velocity: 2.38 km/s Orbits: Earth
Earth and Sun: The Sun has a diameter of about 1,392,000 km (~865,000 miles). Earth’s diameter is 12,742 km (7,917.5 miles). The diameter of the Sun is thus 109 times as great as the Earth’s diameter. In other words, you could line up 109 Earths across the face of the Sun.
Distance between centre of earth and sun:about 150 million KM. A light beam needs only 8 minutes to travel the 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) from the sun to the Earth. Image via Brews OHare on Wikimedia Commons
Earth to Galaxy Milky Way: The Milky Way is about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 km (about 100,000 light years or about 30 kpc) across.
Galaxy milky way to Galaxy andromeda distance: Currently, Andromeda and the Milky Way are about 2.5 million light-years apart. Fueled by gravity, the two galaxies are hurtling toward one another at 402,000 kilometers per hour. But even at that speed, they won’t meet for another four billion years.
What is Light Year: A unit of astronomical distance equivalent to the distance that light travels in one year, which is 9.4607 × 1012 km (nearly 6 trillion miles). 1 light sec: 3.00×108 m/s, or 300,000 km/s (186,000 mi/s)). 1 Light Minute: 60 light-seconds = 18,000,000 =18 Billion KM
Conclusion:Let us compare a human life of 50 to 70 years, with the one day of 50,000 years in here after. Think the size of an ant with an elephant, with Bahrain vs Canada. Ponder the size and distances between Moon, Earth, Sun, Milky way and Andromeda Galaxy
Think how intelligent the human being, God, the the wisest and all-knowing Creator, has honored them and now ponder about God by thinking about his tiny to the giant creations