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12-07 IN Hush
song of er… Just remember that you’re standing on a planet . That’s evolving and revolving at 900 miles an hour . It’s orbiting at 19miles a second , so it’s reckoned . A sun that’s the source of all our power. The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see are moving at a million miles a day. In an outer spiral arm at 40,000 miles an hour of the galaxy we call the Milky Way . Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars. It’s a hundred thousand lights years side to side. It bulges in the middle 16,000 light years thick . But out by us , it’s just 3,000light years wide. We’re 30,000light years from galactic central point . We go round every 200 million years . And our galaxy is only one of million of billions . In this amazing and expanding universe . The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding . In all of the directions in can whizz. As fast as it can go at the speed of light you know . Twelve million miles a minute and that’s the fastest speed there is . So remember when you’re feeling very small and insecure. How amazingly unlikely is your birth. And pray that there is intelligent life somewhere up in space, cause there’s bugger all down here on earth.