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Date: 12/30/08 09:10 PM

103 Responses to The Biggest Star Known To Man

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    December 30, 2008 at 10:36 pm
    Link: The Biggest Star Known To Man - And you thought Earth was a big place...
  2. Profile photo of ladydarkwind
    ladydarkwind Female 18-29
    106 posts
    December 30, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    wow, that is huge! crazy stuff.
  3. Profile photo of Eddno
    Eddno Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    ummm scary :S just to imagine stuff that big its crazy!
  4. Profile photo of TheBuzzer
    TheBuzzer Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 10:42 pm
    repost, ya earth is small but most likely suns the size of earth are the only ones with planets similer to earth conditions. but their too small to see .
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    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 10:42 pm
    wow. that`s all i can think of. wow.
  6. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
    544 posts
    December 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm
    pfft thats just my left nut
    you should see the other one
  7. Profile photo of Sociophobic
    Sociophobic Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm
    Well, I feel worthless now.
  8. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 30, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    vv "repost, ya earth is small but most likely suns the size of earth are the only ones with planets similer to earth conditions. but their too small to see."

    Buzzer, your intimidating grasp of interplanetary physics is only matched by your ability to form simple sentences with fairly elementary-school spelling, such as "their too small to see".

    Please, Buzzer, educate us some more in the error of our ways. More people need to hear of this "Discovery Channel" that you speak of.

  9. Profile photo of Canine
    Canine Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm
    I bet that huge star has really big planets, but the creatures are proportionally as big.
  10. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm
    one more thing STOP CALLING STARS SUNS
    theirs only one star called sun and its the SUN! duh
    repost, ya earth is small but most likely suns the size of earth are the only ones with planets similer to earth conditions. but their too small to see .
  11. Profile photo of LoofahBoy
    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    Thats the size of the kidney stones that Chuck Norris passes.
  12. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 10:56 pm
    Thats the size of the kidney stones that Chuck Norris passes.
    chuck Norris doesn`t get kidney stones his kidneys are stone!
  13. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 11:03 pm
    V That must hurt.
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    trashcan7 Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 11:14 pm
    What`s with all this confusion with "they`re" and "their" and "there" today in the comment section??
    Repost, but I`m still going to say that it`s pretty incredible.
  15. Profile photo of Aleighsuh
    Aleighsuh Female 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 11:16 pm
    The music wasn`t distracting at all.
  16. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    December 30, 2008 at 11:23 pm
    > The Biggest Star Known To Man

    Now I`m really confused, I was expecting a link to MY myspace page...

  17. Profile photo of jareddevour
    jareddevour Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 11:28 pm
    @lionhart2

    OH SNAP!!! *brushes dirt off shoulder*

  18. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 11:46 pm
    I`ve seen this video before and watching it still hurts my head. Like holy cow poo stuff being that big is incredible.
  19. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2008 at 11:52 pm
    repost but with haji music.
  20. Profile photo of MCR
    MCR Female 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 12:32 am
    holy crap.
    stuff like this makes me feel so insignificant...
  21. Profile photo of SpartanV_EX
    SpartanV_EX Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 12:51 am
    now do you understand why that machine in a hitchhikers guide to the galaxy destroys your soul??? it shows you just how insignificant you really are compared to the rest of the universe haha. cosmOWNED =D
  22. Profile photo of BoomBox
    BoomBox Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 12:58 am
    Yeah I saw this one before. That`s really snazy.
  23. Profile photo of Verymad
    Verymad Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 1:17 am
    mmmm... balls
  24. Profile photo of Iroj
    Iroj Female 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 1:19 am
    Wow...
  25. Profile photo of Eichenkatze
    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 1:38 am
    There was a 3D video from a Japanese creator (i think it was) that showed this but in a motion video. I loved it- Wish I could find it again.. it`s on Youtube anyways..

    Oh and doesn`t this make you feel so small? I love this stuff.

  26. Profile photo of Eichenkatze
    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
    780 posts
    December 31, 2008 at 1:39 am
    Found it!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RaF9eoOU...

  27. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 2:18 am
    ooo, Matrix music :-)

    always cool to see how insignificant we are :)

  28. Profile photo of jimbobsthebe
    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 2:26 am
    Eichenkatze, I love this stuff too. My brother has a masters degree in astronomy and physics and I love hearing about some of the amazing things he tells me.

    The only reason I wish I could live longer than the length of an ordinary life is so that I could see how much more we discover. We`re all going to miss out on some HUGE discoveries!

  29. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 3:14 am
    this star is very interesting, this VY canis majoris, heres some quickly found facts i stumbled upon.

    looky!

    Astronomers and scientists estimate that it will take eight years for light to travel around its circumference.

    hmm, wikipedia says it would take 8 hours, but i know that is wrong due to some math that im not gonna post, so now we dont know how long it takes light to go around VY CMa!

  30. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 3:17 am
    based on my math which was based on the idea that it takes 14.5 secs for light to go around Sun, it`d take 26.18 days for light to go around VY CMa, assuming their estimation of 2100 solar radii is correct.
  31. Profile photo of SM25
    SM25 Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 3:26 am
    That is one big ass sun. I think this stuff is cool even if im geeky! XD.
    (200th post Woot)
  32. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2008 at 4:58 am
    Finally something large enough to compare to my ego...
  33. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2008 at 5:19 am
    *head explodes*
  34. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 5:25 am
    OMg. lol everyone on the world just got a whole less significant.
  35. Profile photo of Frogtango
    Frogtango Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 5:27 am
    How long would it take to drive around he circumference of that star. Obviously you would get slightly burned but im thinking it would take hundereds of years.
  36. Profile photo of Mind_Madness
    Mind_Madness Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 6:10 am
    @Frogtango:

    It takes light about 8 hours to travel around the VY Canis Majoris circumference.
    One light hour equals 1,079,252,848.8 km/h.
    Eight light hours equals 8,634,022,790.4
    divided by a constant speed of a car of 150 km/h we get that it would take the car about 57560151.936 years to travel around

  37. Profile photo of MyOwnPhantom
    MyOwnPhantom Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 6:14 am
    I remember seeing this ages ago.
    Once again the glory of God is shown through the heavens.
  38. Profile photo of deathbringer
    deathbringer Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 7:02 am
    that`s heavy...
    I`m very small and insignificant.
    oh well, i don`t care about that large stuff, Earth is where It is.
  39. Profile photo of KoolaidDylan
    KoolaidDylan Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 7:26 am
    The music is creepy

  40. Profile photo of duckinfuh
    duckinfuh Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 7:42 am
    @Mind_Madness

    It would take that many hours. not years.
    8,634,022,790.4km divided by 150km *PER HOUR*
    57560151.936 / 24 = 2398339.664 days
    2398339.664 / 365.25 = 6566.296 years.

    so there you go, Frogtango. six and a half millennia, driving at 150km/h nonstop.

  41. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
    889 posts
    December 31, 2008 at 7:54 am
    . <--- Our Solar System

    i lold.

  42. Profile photo of jimbobsthebe
    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    December 31, 2008 at 7:56 am
    @ everyone who is trying to predict how long light would take.

    Just remember that the size of this thing means that the gravitational pull would be so strong that according to theory of general relativity, the light would perceptively travel much much slower than the speed of light as we know it.

  43. Profile photo of bungled
    bungled Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2008 at 8:19 am
    Shrinkage!
  44. Profile photo of richmass
    richmass Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 8:42 am
    i like the blue one =D
  45. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 8:43 am
    i love the song.
  46. Profile photo of Kharrut1
    Kharrut1 Female 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 8:43 am
    yeah, my brain stopped being able to comprehend the massiveness after the Sun.
  47. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 8:45 am
    hahahahaaa COSMONED.. Ive allways wanted a word that describes how i feel about a contribution to life. kidding
  48. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 8:48 am
    If you took that sun and compressed it to the size of a pee you would have made a black hole. That sun is a sputem in the toilet bowl of black holes
  49. Profile photo of Cmstamega
    Cmstamega Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 9:09 am
    haha. You spelled pea wrong, s0rd3dvis1on

    I`m pretty sure there was a video similar this one or two years ago...

  50. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 9:17 am
    i dunno why but for some reason i wanted a picture of a person i know that wud of been epic
  51. Profile photo of MORNAF1
    MORNAF1 Male 13-17
    557 posts
    December 31, 2008 at 9:23 am
    well, my brain just stopped working
  52. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2008 at 9:41 am
    I really expected to see Tom Cruise in there somewhere.
  53. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 10:01 am
    i`m gonna go feel worthless now. /cry
  54. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 10:09 am
    there is a much nicer better animated one, i cant find it thought, this one confused me
  55. Profile photo of Vhreio
    Vhreio Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2008 at 10:10 am
    I feel totally negligible.
  56. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 10:10 am
    heheh, betelgeuse, i like that name :D
  57. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 10:13 am
    our small world is better
  58. Profile photo of Cataclism0
    Cataclism0 Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 10:14 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1w8hKTJ2...

    better

  59. Profile photo of Pindragon
    Pindragon Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 10:53 am
    ... This blows... I feel so....

    Tiny...

  60. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    December 31, 2008 at 11:01 am
    Total load of BS. Notice they never once mention the MASS of any of these stars? That`s because the mass is barely 150 times the mass of the Sun. So it`s a hyper-inflated load of hot air. What we`re looking at is the outer shell of a star being blown off, not the whole dang thing.
  61. Profile photo of fghj
    fghj Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2008 at 11:23 am
    i saw this in science class a couple of weeks ago
  62. Profile photo of pick_me
    pick_me Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 11:42 am
    DUFFY im guessing you dont believe the lunar landing either
  63. Profile photo of Xutar
    Xutar Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 11:42 am
    The Blue Rigel star is many millions times as massive as our sun. You are right about some of those larger red ones though.
  64. Profile photo of ParasyT
    ParasyT Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 11:43 am
    i saw this on ytmnd like two years ago with some slower Baroque music in the background. so yeah, this w as stolen
  65. Profile photo of arcticsheep
    arcticsheep Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 11:55 am
    "Total load of BS. Notice they never once mention the MASS of any of these stars? That`s because the mass is barely 150 times the mass of the Sun. So it`s a hyper-inflated load of hot air. What we`re looking at is the outer shell of a star being blown off, not the whole dang thing."

    Who cares about the mass? it`s size that matters

  66. Profile photo of ThatWasFunny
    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 12:50 pm
    wonder how long until any of those become super novas and eat up everything..
  67. Profile photo of SGB
    SGB Male 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 12:56 pm
    People who think it looks intelligent to paraphrase something they briefly remember from watching Discovery Channel...

    Shut up. Whatever they`re made up of are they`re massive and thats the impressive part. HUGE.

  68. Profile photo of Poreka
    Poreka Female 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    Space never ceases to amaze me.
    How the heck did it get so big?
  69. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    December 31, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    Great. If you guys believe this, then I`m ten feet tall when I blow a smoke ring up in the air. It`s the same thing.

    And by the way - those aren`t real pictures. Stars still show up as dots, even with the most powerful telescopes. Learn 2 science.

  70. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2008 at 1:51 pm
    "Total load of BS. Notice they never once mention the MASS of any of these stars?"

    Valid point sir!! A few other things they do not mention:

    -The color "hot pink"
    -The Rolling Stones
    -Gravity
    -Cowboy Hats

    Which means that these things are also "BS".

    That is all...

  71. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    Duffy = sad old man

    Remember, this is the same guy that tried to tell us that if we like the skit "Who`s on First" then we are all sheep.

    You are less credible than this video Duffy, and this video itself isn`t that credible to begin with. BTW, I think we all understand that they are not real photos. But thank you for teaching us all what you think we should know.

  72. Profile photo of shivarama
    shivarama Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    splurbyburbl

    you are currently my hero

  73. Profile photo of TalcumX
    TalcumX Male 50-59
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    December 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    If you took that sun and compressed it to the size of a pee you would have made a black hole. That sun is a sputem in the toilet bowl of black holes

    Let me get this straight, you compress the sun until it`s a black hole then you pee into it, and the sun is a loogie?
  74. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    December 31, 2008 at 2:52 pm
    Yeah, like you knew ANY of that before I told you.
    For those of you that missed it, shell of expanding gas != star.
  75. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 2:58 pm
    Ok well there is a video somewhere that actually is a VIDEO zooming out from our Earth to the largest star, instead of flashing pages. It is a lot easier to follow.
  76. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    December 31, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    pffft, they`re all round. boring.
    now show me a cube sun and i`ll lose my poo.
  77. Profile photo of cahalla
    cahalla Female 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    duffy, no crap they aren`t "actual" photos. They are depications so that we can get the idea of the measurement/view, so that we can picture the size difference in our minds.
    Also, that is possible. Also, we are seeing some stars as more then "dots"
    How about you "learn 2 science"
  78. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    Now THAT`S what I call a red giant.
  79. Profile photo of death123
    death123 Male 13-17
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    December 31, 2008 at 9:39 pm
    Cool
  80. Profile photo of firetiger16
    firetiger16 Female 18-29
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    December 31, 2008 at 11:31 pm
    Well hell doesn`t that make you feel like an insignificant speck in the universe. Now we all known how ants feel.
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    ThorgTheBuff Male 18-29
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    January 1, 2009 at 12:14 am
    I think my brain exploded.
    That`s intense.
  82. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 1, 2009 at 5:53 am
    This is probably why aliens haven`t contacted us yet.
  83. Profile photo of imaperson12
    imaperson12 Male 13-17
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    January 1, 2009 at 6:37 am
    O.O....sweet jesus...
    i...i had to watch that 4 or 5 times to really let it soak in....
  84. Profile photo of liberalirony
    liberalirony Male 18-29
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    January 1, 2009 at 7:38 am
    I`d hate to be a short person watching this...
  85. Profile photo of lloyd525
    lloyd525 Male 13-17
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    January 1, 2009 at 9:12 am
    I wanna see some sattelite images noww ;( i wanna fly next to them to see how fkin huge they are.
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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    January 1, 2009 at 11:35 am
    liberalirony

    `I`d hate to be a short person watching this...`


    Im 5``1 and it doesnt make any difference to me at all.

  87. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    January 1, 2009 at 2:03 pm
    swet i was just looking for this... well actually the other one that`s a bit more smooth. sweet though...hehe and we think we`re the center of the universe
  88. Profile photo of blackbird7
    blackbird7 Female 18-29
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    January 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    I don`t feel negligible just because there are stars 1000`s of times bigger than the sun. But that is cool.
  89. Profile photo of spazking
    spazking Male 18-29
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    January 1, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    ......that`s a lot of heat
  90. Profile photo of cabbitt
    cabbitt Female 18-29
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    January 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Wow. That`s a big ass star.
  91. Profile photo of SuperJesus
    SuperJesus Male 13-17
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    January 1, 2009 at 7:07 pm
    I`m surprised we aren`t sucked towards them with the immense mass they must be.

    Imagine, all that mass SO condensed from gravity that it occupies a space smaller than a speck of dust.

  92. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    January 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    imagine the possibilities if we tapped into that power
  93. Profile photo of Dradan659
    Dradan659 Male 13-17
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    January 1, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    i believe that is a `HOLY poo WTFOMGBBQ!`
  94. Profile photo of Apocalyptica
    Apocalyptica Male 18-29
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    January 1, 2009 at 10:04 pm
    Looking at this just makes me thing that, on the other side, there might be something in the universe that would be so small that Earth would look as big as this last one compared to it. And, well, why not, something could even live on this small thing. Argh, brings so many questions. XD
  95. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    January 1, 2009 at 10:28 pm
    This has always been one of my favorite reposts. I especially loved the musical score.
  96. Profile photo of Verymad
    Verymad Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    mmmm... balls
  97. Profile photo of Sampson623
    Sampson623 Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    I thought it would be a famous person Lol
  98. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    "Uranus" ...teeheehee.
  99. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 3, 2009 at 12:07 am
    This amazes me every time I see it.
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    gatorade777 Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2009 at 12:55 am
    too much time on their hands if a person
    thanks for wasting tax money if company
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    heavenly15 Female 13-17
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    January 13, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    :-O Fecking hell.
  102. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 5:48 am
    Doesn`t bother me. I`m glad we`re working on where to find our gas stations in the future.
  103. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    Yeah, like you knew ANY of that before I told you.
    For those of you that missed it, shell of expanding gas != star.

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