Take a relaxing seat and set your mind on a flight that is beyond the limits of imagination. Give yourself the wings to fly like the fastest of human neurons and empower your eyes to look at the bigger picture. Now, question yourself about how the universe is the replica of the human body. Sounds absurd? Actually, it isn’t! Scientists have long been counting similarities between the human body’s cell system and the latest discoveries in the vacuum of the universe.
Tighten your seat belts in your space ship as we are about to take the most unbelievable flight into the unchartered realms of space and time. But before that, give your brain the liberty to consume the truth with all its power and beauty. We all know that the human body is a hallmark of the most intriguing, yet incredible, creativity. What if we tell you that the more you explore your body, the more you know about the universe? It is true, indeed! Because scientists believe that our human body performs just like the universe does. You are surely going to explore more about your body after reading this piece. Let’s explore ourselves, or the universe per se, without much ado.
- The human body generates approximately 25 million new cells per second. What it means is that you produce more cells in every 13 seconds than the total population of the United States. The universe is also expanding at a rate that is hard to imagine for a human mind. The rate might be a lot greater than how much a human body produces cells each second, but the expansion is a similarity that should be enough to leave you surprised.
- Did you know your human body is made up of cells? Most of you might have an idea about it. However, what many of you might not know is the fact that these cells are the product of the atoms that were formed 13.7 billion years ago at the time of Big Bang. Staggering, isn’t it?
- According to an estimate, there are more than 300 billion stars in our galaxy alone. But what you don’t know is that there are over 7 octillion atoms in the body of an adult. Doesn’t look like a fair comparison, does it?
- Let’s forget the brain for now because there is already a lot of content generated on this particular similarity between the human body and the universe. As a matter of fact, if you only stretch out your lungs’ capillaries, it would stretch all the way from San Diego to Seattle. Did you know it is more than 1,261 miles? What if you stretch out all the capillaries of your human body? Leave your guesses in the comments below.
- Let’s explore our lungs further. Your lungs get a good workout when you play a sport like tennis. Did you know if you only expand the air sacs of your lungs, they would cover up about 33% of a tennis court? Moreover, every person breaths 16 times a minute on average, which makes it around 960 breaths per hour, more than 23 thousand breaths every single day of your life, and whopping 8.41 million breaths per year. You can now try calculating how many breaths you have taken in your life so far.
- If you have studied biology at high school, you must be aware of the fact that there is an ongoing system of generation and termination of cells in a human body. The people who are interested in space technology or astronomy can relate to this fact right here. They can easily confirm that there is also an ongoing process of emergence and destruction of stars across galaxies in the solar system. Amazing, isn’t it?
- What’s more, there is a regeneration system in place in both the human body and the universe. There is a very interesting theory that planets Earth and Venus, which are called planetary or twin planets for their same mass and size, were nothing but one and were divided into two planets as a result of the Big Bang. Two days on the planet Venus equals a year of life on the planet Earth. A pretty much similar process exists in the human body. Most of our cells regenerate themselves after their respective lifespan. On average, sperm cells have a lifespan of only three days, colon cells reach their end in just four days, skin cells exist for about three weeks, red blood cells have a lifespan of around four months, whereas white blood cells can go on to live for a year. However, brain cells generally survive the whole lifespan of a human body. It is quite interesting to see how 50-75 trillion cells in the human body regenerate themselves. Even the miosis and mitosis processes? in the human body also exist in the universe where stars do the same to form new bodies.
THE CONCLUDING REMARKS
It is always interesting to explore and know more about the human body as well as the universe. The scientists recently discovered that the outer crust of a neutron star is an exact copy of our cellular membranes, which means that stars and humans share the same geometry. Human cells vary in size, so does stars. Stars have a limited lifespan, so as humans. After years of extensive research, we are now able to count the number of cells in a human body, but we don’t know how many more years it will take to determine the number of galaxies and stars in the solar system.