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To Write Love On Her Arms
February 8th, 2009, 02:47 AM
Until I saw this... this is an image showing the size of the planets and stars.

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss345/jamess__/i6cfbl.gif

I mean wow...

What do you guys have to say about this?

Amachi
February 8th, 2009, 02:55 AM
The absence of Pluto saddens me.

NEVER FORGET 2006

Zet
February 8th, 2009, 03:00 AM
what does the moon have to do with stars and planets?

To Write Love On Her Arms
February 8th, 2009, 03:03 AM
what does the moon have to do with stars and planets?

I really don't know, haha.

Reminiscing
February 8th, 2009, 03:10 AM
It's incredible! I wish I could go there:3

sky_queen3
February 8th, 2009, 03:17 AM
The absence of Pluto saddens me.

NEVER FORGET 2006

It was that long ago? :O :'( :'(

Horizon
February 8th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Crikey!

That is all, folks.

.inLOVE
February 8th, 2009, 03:48 AM
My god. Who knew? DANG.

Thrace
February 8th, 2009, 04:43 AM
Its pretty mind boggling. Even with the comparison its still quite hard to comprehend the size of that last star.

Wish
February 8th, 2009, 04:52 AM
VY Canis Majoris eh? That thing is huge!

It also takes about 7,000,000,000,000,000 (7 Quadrillion) Earths to fill it and if it were to replace our sun it would extend to the orbit of Saturn. Plus it takes 8 hours for light to go around it compared to the 14.5 seconds it takes the light to go around the sun.

Wikipedia C+P ftw

Cassino
February 8th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Last frame.

looooooooooooooooooooooool


I'd already read in books that the Sun is a medium to small-sized star, but didn't expect others to be that big compared to it.
I wonder if a planet as big as VY Canis Majoris would crush itself under its own gravity.

Mr. Downstairs
February 8th, 2009, 07:21 AM
What do I have to say about it? Well, with the solar system being so astronomically large, there's no telling what else is out there. And in other parts and other galaxies, which clearly I believe exist, there's got to be even larger stars. I don't find it amazing or surprising in the slightest that there are stars larger than that of the sun. Kind of amused of what you're making out of it, however.

With that said, Antares = ♥.

processr
February 8th, 2009, 07:21 AM
I knew our Sun to be a fairly small and insignificant star, but it's one of the brightest in the known galaxy. It seems that there are a lot of stars that are smaller or roughly our Sun's size, with a few much larger stars, such as those shown in the GIF.

~ Yukishii
February 8th, 2009, 07:56 AM
Antares, Betelgeuse, Aldebaran, Rigel, and Arcturus outmatch the Sun easily.
On a scale comparing the Sun and Antares, the Sun would only be about.. one pixel.
I already knew the Sun was inferior to some of the stars out there.. so this comes as no surprise.

icomeanon6
February 8th, 2009, 08:01 AM
If you think that's impressive, you should see a scale model of how far apart they are.

Zebra Thunderhead
February 8th, 2009, 08:14 AM
The sun is the smallest star in our solar system, by a long shot... to us, it's huge, because the earth is minuscule in comparison but in comparison to other stars, the sun is a cripple.

Volkner's Apprentice
February 8th, 2009, 08:27 AM
That's pretty scary/insane/cool. I love the giant blue stars! haha. But yeah, with stars like that out there as we live on this mini planet next to our mini star, you've gotta believe there has to be lifeforms similar to us out there somewhere.

<3 PLUTO

Sublime
February 8th, 2009, 08:34 AM
Wow..
That's pretty insane.
I don't really even know what to say.

Oh and yes; poor, poor Pluto :[

icomeanon6
February 8th, 2009, 08:47 AM
The sun is the smallest star in our solar system, by a long shot... to us, it's huge, because the earth is minuscule in comparison but in comparison to other stars, the sun is a cripple.
You've got your terminology a little mixed up there; the sun is the only star in our solar system. Any other star, by definition, would be a part of a different solar system.

~ Yukishii
February 8th, 2009, 08:52 AM
You've got your terminology a little mixed up there; the sun is the only star in our solar system. Any other star, by definition, would be a part of a different solar system.

I think Color meant to say the smallest star in our galaxy.

Tyrantrum
February 8th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Holy freaking crap! :O

Now that's just CRAZY!

HoneyBubbles
February 8th, 2009, 09:05 AM
Oh my. That was intense. D:
At least the planets in our solar system look prettier. (Well, I think they look prettier)

Poor Pluto. ;o;

Le Krome
February 8th, 2009, 09:14 AM
I knew that some stars out there were awfully big, but I didn't know that they got that big.
It's quite frightening to know that we are mere dustmites compared to even our sun.
Let alone the largest star.

matt561
February 8th, 2009, 11:28 AM
I guess it just goes to show how insignificant we actually are

Aurafire
February 8th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Mind boggling....I can't believe how big some of those stars are compared to our own sun. It just goes to show how huge our universe actually is O.O

Chibi-chan
February 8th, 2009, 11:34 AM
...Lol. It's insane to even think that stuff like that is out there...I don't even think we can fully comprehend the size of those stars...

Yep, we're not alone o3o

Hiidoran
February 8th, 2009, 11:42 AM
And just think, all of this was once condensed smaller than the size of the tip of your pen. Let's just hope that the oscillating universe theory isn't true and it's not all going to come crashing back on us.

Still, this image does kind of put us in our place. We're no more than a spec in the universe. If the earth ceased to exit, the rest of that great void would be virtually unaffected. Kind of sad in a way...

DarknessSneasel
February 8th, 2009, 12:03 PM
I knew are sun was quite small but not that small. I better show my mate this he is in to the universe and that.

Becky_x
February 8th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Isn't there one called Castor, twinned with Pollux or something?

Trap-Eds
February 8th, 2009, 12:27 PM
I'd already read in books that the Sun is a medium to small-sized star, but didn't expect others to be that big compared to it.

Yeah, me too. It's kinda creepy to think that we are all just teeny tiny miniscule...atoms compared to everything else in the universe. O__O

Route 18
February 8th, 2009, 12:50 PM
VY Canis Majoris owns! I wish I could control it...then boom!

And just think, all of this was once condensed smaller than the size of the tip of your pen. Let's just hope that the oscillating universe theory isn't true and it's not all going to come crashing back on us.

Still, this image does kind of put us in our place. We're no more than a spec in the universe. If the earth ceased to exit, the rest of that great void would be virtually unaffected. Kind of sad in a way...

Maybe the universe could be affected. We could be the only lifeforms in the entire universe. And for those that think otherwise, well, we've yet to find any more.

Artemis
February 8th, 2009, 01:49 PM
WOW I never knew the earth was that big compared to the moon...but now u should find a comparison between the sun and the earth...hmmm

*Firestar*
February 8th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Oh my god! Look at the size o f that last star! Our sun, I couldn't see for a while. Mind boggling.

Cassino
February 8th, 2009, 03:50 PM
I think Color meant to say the smallest star in our galaxy.
Only it's not that either. The smallest we know of is OGLE-TR-122b.

Color is silly. :B

Gummy
February 8th, 2009, 04:06 PM
I'd love to see the last one go supernova. Now that would be a light show.

Yamikarasu
February 8th, 2009, 04:17 PM
And then think of the Milky Way Galaxy, and then there are galaxies that are millions of times bigger, and then think about the entire universe--without having your mind explode.

More people need to understand the scale of the universe. It's extremely humbling.

.
February 8th, 2009, 04:19 PM
I knew the Sun was considered...medium...but god damn.

VY Canis Majoris <--- GOD

Gummy
February 8th, 2009, 04:24 PM
And then think of the Milky Way Galaxy, and then there are galaxies that are millions of times bigger, and then think about the entire universe--without having your mind explode.

More people need to understand the scale of the universe. It's extremely humbling.

I love contemplating about the universe. It's too bad so many people still believe the universe was made on a human scale, so nothing bigger than the sun should exist.

True Reign
February 8th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Not a big surprise really. I already knew that our Sun was extremely small compared to other stars. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if, in twenty years that last star would be considered very small.

I just want to see a trinary star now. :P

PkMn Trained
February 8th, 2009, 04:57 PM
I wonder if ANYTHING is bigger than Canis Majoris! XD

Unless the supermassive black hole in the middle of the Milky Way counts!

Gumball Watterson
February 8th, 2009, 05:10 PM
I wonder if ANYTHING is bigger than Canis Majoris! XD


Miley Cyrus's Sexyness > That beacon :3

Erm...

I've never heard of those stars, and now I know, that I have been scarred for life because that is Bucking Fig.

Then again, we haven't seen Andromeda yet. For all we know there could be God's Star in there.

VY Canis Majoris eh? That thing is huge!

It also takes about 7,000,000,000,000,000 (7 Quadrillion) Earths to fill it and if it were to replace our sun it would extend to the orbit of Saturn. Plus it takes 8 hours for light to go around it compared to the 14.5 seconds it takes the light to go around the sun.

Way to copy/paste from Wikipedia.

Astinus
February 8th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Isn't there one called Castor, twinned with Pollux or something?
Yes, Castor and Pollux are part of the constellation Gemini, "the twins". Pollux is the brighter of the two.

This all doesn't come at any surprise to me, since I've been knowledgeable about astronomy for all my life. But it still feels kind of awesome to know that we're just itty-bitty specks that mean nothing when compared to the sheer size of other things.

And <3 for Orion's two brighter stars being shown.

Alakazam17
February 8th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Wow, that last one was immense. I knew our sun was medium-sized, but that wasn't even the half of it. XD

Penguin13
February 9th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Miley Cyrus's Sexyness > That beacon :3

Erm...

I've never heard of those stars, and now I know, that I have been scarred for life because that is Bucking Fig.

Then again, we haven't seen Andromeda yet. For all we know there could be God's Star in there.



Way to copy/paste from Wikipedia.

Way to point out to obvious? And who cares. It's a tidbit if information that's interesting. You're acting like he's claiming that he pulled it from a random memory.

Oh, and that V838 Monocerotis's color is awesomeeeeee. Oh, this too:

(Big image)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/V838_Mon_HST.jpg

To Write Love On Her Arms
February 9th, 2009, 12:40 AM
Way to point out to obvious? And who cares. It's a tidbit if information that's interesting. You're acting like he's claiming that he read it in a book eons ago.

Oh, and that V838 Monocerotis's color is awesomeeeeee. Oh, this too:

(Big image)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d3/V838_Mon_HST.jpg

that image looks so cool, haha. where'd you find it?

Guillermo
February 9th, 2009, 02:37 AM
That's amazing.

The size of the last planet is phenomenal. :o

♣Gawain♣
February 9th, 2009, 07:31 AM
I've already known that there are millions of other stars larger than the Sun, supergiants and hypergiants and stuff. Too bad those stars ain't gonna last long enough to reach them...(especially eta carinae).

Isn't there one called Castor, twinned with Pollux or something?

There is in the Gemini, but they are not really pairs. They are called visual binaries because they look like pairs in our sight. They are quite far apart, hundreds of light years... and Castor's actually famous for it's sextuple or six star system!

The size of the last planet is phenomenal. :o[/quote]

The star's size is phenomenal, not the planets. The planets are just size of an atom to the largest star...

I wonder if ANYTHING is bigger than Canis Majoris! XD

Unless the supermassive black hole in the middle of the Milky Way counts!

Lots, the nebulas, galaxies and dust clouds.

Lol, a black hole is not judged by it's size, but its G strength. Even small ones can destroy Canis Majoris in some time. The black hole in the center of our galaxy is a "medium" supermassive one. It it were, it would release very intense radiation like M87.

Miley Cyrus's Sexyness > That beacon :3

Erm...

I've never heard of those stars, and now I know, that I have been scarred for life because that is Bucking Fig.

Then again, we haven't seen Andromeda yet. For all we know there could be God's Star in there.



Way to copy/paste from Wikipedia.

Why would you always talk about Hannah Montana series eh?

Andromeda is a galaxy, and our nearest largest one.

-;4344266']Not a big surprise really. I already knew that our Sun was extremely small compared to other stars. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if, in twenty years that last star would be considered very small.

I just want to see a trinary star now. :P

Would you like me to mention Castor is a six star system? Amazing eh?:classic:

I'd love to see the last one go supernova. Now that would be a light show.

If you are immortal, you'll able to see Eta Carina explode. Unless there's a random one showing off which are a one in a million chance. The last supernova exploded here in our galaxy is in the Tauros, the Crab nebula.

After studying Astronomy for how long, it makes me realize that we are just specks in the vastness of the universe!

Metatron
February 9th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Dayum O_O

I mean, I always knew there were bigger stars than the sun, but the size comparison between them all is what really had me in shock.

That last one was effing huge ._.

Jorah
February 9th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Wow...I absolutly love everything to do with space, it was the only part in science that I actually enjoyed and wanted to learn about, but happened to be the smallest topic we had. I knew the Sun was a small star, but I had absolutly no idea it was that small in comparison. It makes you realise what a tiny place we live in but also they we surely can't be the only living things in this massive universe. I really wish we could know everything about our universe...it kind of makes me feel lonely that our planet could be the only one with life on.

I want to live in the solar system with the blue star XD

Gumball Watterson
February 9th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Why would you always talk about Hannah Montana series eh?


Miley Cyrus gives me nosebleeds :3.

What I do wonder is how old that thing is. If it is like millions of years old... then I think we can expect a pretty big light show from it in some years to come...


Unless Miley starts posing sexiely :D

Yuoaman
February 9th, 2009, 02:13 PM
This doesn't surprise me much, our galaxy, in respect to the rest of the Universe, is nothing more than a grain of sand...

PkMn Trained
February 9th, 2009, 02:28 PM
I want to live in the solar system with the blue star XD

No you Dont!

Sorrt of scary, really. I dont think we are alone, whether or not we find our twins on a distant planet remains to be seen.

The "Light Show" May have already happened. It would take a great expanse of time for the light of Eta Carinae to reach earth.

1 light year= distance light can travel in a year

Light speed= 600,000 smething( Measured in seconds)

Distance is amazing, it takes 11 seconds for the light of our sun to reach earth. Talk aout view to the past!

jasonresno
February 9th, 2009, 03:04 PM
It just blows my mind. It's so impossible to fathom.

Snipe Fire
February 9th, 2009, 03:11 PM
All I can say is, the universe is ginamous, and will always be unknown. Isn't the sun bigger than everything?

♣Gawain♣
February 9th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Nope, there are a lot of things bigger than it. For instance a nebula.

Eucliffe
February 9th, 2009, 05:28 PM
I honestly miss Pluto being an actual planet. 'Tis too bad. I mean, it's nice that they let it be a dwarf planet, but I feel sorry for the god they named it after. His brothers continue being planets while Pluto goes on to become a dwarf planet.

I suppose my grasp at astronomy isn't as great as my liking of astrology, but...

Anyways, there are definitely gonna be planets or stars out there much bigger than the sun. After all, there are many undiscovered galaxies just waiting for us to find, and maybe even more than just that. the universe really is a fine wonder. I've always loved mysteries, and the universe is one of my favorites. I don't think the universe's mystery will be solved for a long, long time... And that's why I like the mystery so much.

Vincent.
February 10th, 2009, 05:03 AM
They're amazing!
It's really big and amazing! Well the universe is really big!