watch this and keep in mind they're only talking about stars in our galaxy:
nasa astronomy pic of the day is still my favorite web site on the internets.
but i'm still a nerd. personally i think that being a nerd is an appropriate response to most things. it's kind of amazing that we (nerds in lab-coats with microscopes and telescopes and brains and computers) can observe things in the universe that are small (us), very small (our cells and organelles), very very small (particles), big (planets), very big (solar systems), very very big (gas giants), very very very big (other galaxies).
ok, it's not kind of amazing. it's truly amazing. unqualified amazing.