MIND-BLOWING: Space Events That Occur Each Time You Blink [Video]

Each time you blink (about 0.25 seconds,) a lot of things happens throughout the universe: 15,000 stars will be born, 300 will explode, and 15,000,000 rogue planets will form. Our sun will also burn 175,000,000 tons of hydrogen, and produce 96,100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 joules of energy. 30 black holes will be born, and the universe will expand about half a million kilometers. A lot more will actually happen, so be sure to watch this gorgeous video by melodysheep to learn more!

When we look up at night, the universe seems pretty quiet. But that perspective is an illusion; in reality, there are millions of world-shattering events happening every instant across the cosmos. This short film explores just how much is going on every moment in our ridiculously enormous universe.

In the fraction of a second it takes to blink your eyes, thousands of stars will be born, hundreds will explode and die, millions of planets will form, and our universe will expand by half a million kilometers in diameter.

And these numbers only account for the observable universe — not for what could be happening beyond, where some scientists believe there could be an infinite expanse of space.

Think next time you blink.