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posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 10:33 AM
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a graphic representation of comparative sizes of celestial bodies , from PLUTO , right upto ANTARES - enjoy :

earth_compared




posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 10:50 AM
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HAHAHA oh #... i think my brain just melted.
That's mind boggling. Takes awhile for you to absorb it.



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 10:51 AM
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You have voted ignorant_ape for the Way Above Top Secret award.

Amazing post ape, I never realised that our Sun was that small compared to other stars.

One of the first things in my life to make my jaw drop.

Bloody amazing post!



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 10:58 AM
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Very awesome link. Too bad they stopped with Antares, though. Sure, it's about 500 times larger than the Sun, but there are many stars larger than that. The largest known star is VV Cephei, which is about 2000 times larger than the Sun.



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 12:49 PM
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2000 times larger? Bloody hell, I can't even imagine how big that would be.

Prooves how insignifacant we really are in this universe!



posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 08:54 AM
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Antares does seem like a rather big place



posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 09:48 AM
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Hrm, isn't it 500 and 2000 times the mass of our sun? Not the size?



posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 09:56 AM
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Wow, I never knew that some stars were that big, either. I always thought that the biggest stars were only maybe a dozen times bigger than the sun. The reason I thought that was because there are two things called the Chandrasekhar limit and the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit, which are only a few times larger than the sun. I just assumed that stars never got much bigger than that... silly me. I guess that's how dangerous assumptions can be... lol.


Dae

posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by T0by
HAHAHA oh #... i think my brain just melted.
That's mind boggling. Takes awhile for you to absorb it.


*nods*

*brain is currently leaking out of ears*

*likes it*



posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 04:31 PM
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To add to this amazing fact...

There are billions of stars in our galaxy.
There are billions of galaxies.
All of this makes up the "known" universe.

Which when mapped...could possibly look like this ( a hypothetical model developed by astronomers and scientist's) :

PS: just the blue stuff !
Looks like a living organism dosnt it..............possibly fungi...lol





[edit on 5-7-2006 by imbalanced]



posted on Jul, 10 2006 @ 04:27 PM
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Good post. That really did surprise me, I never even thought of comparisons on that scale.



posted on Jul, 14 2006 @ 03:41 PM
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That does put things into perspective, doesn't it?

Here is something else to show how small we are. One of the stars shown with the other stars is Rigel from the Orion constellation, and it is 78 times larger than our sun. If it were put in place of our sun it would be the size of the orbit of Venus.

If the star Betelgeuse, which is 600 times as big as our sun, were put in place of our sun, we would be inside of it, and it would reach half way to Jupiter.



posted on Jul, 15 2006 @ 01:07 PM
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Very interesting, I thought mars was about the same size as earth but it's only half it's size! And omg I had no idea so many stars were many times bigger then our sun! I'm exspecilly surprised of how much bigger Betelguise and Antares are than sol!



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by imbalanced
To add to this amazing fact...

There are billions of stars in our galaxy.
There are billions of galaxies.
All of this makes up the "known" universe.

Which when mapped...could possibly look like this ( a hypothetical model developed by astronomers and scientist's) :

PS: just the blue stuff !
Looks like a living organism dosnt it..............possibly fungi...lol


I'm wondering...
Just the blue parts are the galaxies in our 'known' universe? Do you know what the pink grid and the green/yellow/red forms represent?

And you're right, it does look like a living organism... what if all planets, moons, asteroids, comets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and everything in 'our universe' are simply microscopic parts of just one living entity, which lives in it's own universe to gaze out into...

... Wow, I just blew my own mind...


[edit on 16-7-2006 by Jet_Set]



posted on Jul, 16 2006 @ 07:48 PM
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I have no idea if you are right, Jet_Set, but I did once have a coworker who believed exactly that, that living organisms are kind of like 'cells' for the universe, much as we have brain cells, skin cells, and the rest of it. He actually had a lot of weird ideas like that



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by thematrix
Hrm, isn't it 500 and 2000 times the mass of our sun? Not the size?


Yes it is. Size and mass should not be confused. They are not proportional.



posted on Jul, 27 2006 @ 02:22 PM
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[edit on 27-7-2006 by NegativeBeef]



posted on May, 3 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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hi - rather than start a new thread , here is a new link :

scale of the universe

summary :

a scaled zoom from subatomic particles , to the largest imaged formations in our universe

enjoy



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