The Star Size Comparison: Prepare To Feel Small, Earthlings

Submitted by: thezigrat 3 months ago in Science


A cosmos-style comparison of typical ranging from small planets to the end of our Universe and beyond.
There are 32 comments:
Male 410
These are always great. Really helps to put things into perspective.
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Male 8,175
Well not to poo poo on the awesomeness of this video, BUT this is assuming the Multiverse is real.  

But i sure am in awe of how small and insignificant we are in our own universe.
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Male 4,114
normalfreak2 I dunno, whether or not there are other observable universes doesn't change much about our own observable universe.  UNLESS of course they collide, now wouldn't that be interesting.
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Male 942
normalfreak2 So are you not a believer in the Multiverse?
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Male 8,175
cjeffblanchr I'm not big on "belief"  Hey if some sort of evidence can be provided that we live in a multiverse I'm all for it.  Theories are fun but evidence is even funner!
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Male 942
normalfreak2 Well, it's just a word.  So let me rephrase the question...  do you think there's enough evidence to support the theory of the multiverse?
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Male 8,175
cjeffblanchr As of now sure.  Until our theories on the quantum universe can be refined, As of now it's a possibility.  The Higgs Boson, however, at this point is leaning towards no though.  I personally would love there to be a multiverse.
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Male 942
normalfreak2 Okay, was just curious.  I think I'm getting behind in my reading.  I didn't realize the Higgs Boson was pointing away from the multiverse.  
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Male 8,175
cjeffblanchr Well, sort of, the muons and other bosons  we've been discovering are in line with the Standard model that we know.  Nothing has been "unexpected" yet.  We are waiting for that shoe to drop.
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Male 3,762
"The Andromeda galaxy > It will collide with the Milky Way in a few billion years."

That is frightening because "a few billion years" is not that long in the grand scheme of the Universe.  To think that everything that we know will be obliterated, wiped from existence.  And out of that a merged galaxy will be created.  Considering our Sun will be burning for another 5 billion years, the view from Earth to the stars will drastically change.  I love this simulated image (top left is current, you can see Andromeda to the left of the Milky Way:

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Male 4,114
kalron27 Maybe in a billion years we will be off this rocket and have expanded out of the milky way galaxy to ensure survival of humanity?
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Male 422
Damn... Uranus is big!
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Male 422
This joke only works if you pronounce it yer-A-nus.
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Male 1,289
skeeter01 I don't get it.
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Male 942
skeeter01 Pretty sure no one has difficulty getting the joke.
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Male 422
cjeffblanchr I guess it's the technical writer in me that forced me to explain (and thereby ruin) my joke.  I have to explain everything and write for the lowest common denominator.
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Male 942
skeeter01 Well, if it makes you feel better, that is a joke that NEVER gets old :)
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Male 5,413
My head is exploding. Good video, Zig. Thanks!
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Male 6,259
It is hard to comprehend that in all that vastness that the Multi-Verse could be so lucky that I Exist
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Male 4,114
thezigrat Or do you?
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Male 4,114
For a much more FUN size comparison:
This shows fictional character sizes in relation to planetary bodies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3_kOyNETXc
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Male 422
daegog interesting link.  I struggled a bit getting through the whole thing due to the narrator's annoying vocal inflection, but I stuck with it.  I had to see #1.
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Female 4,645
Where's your planet, Ziggy?
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Male 6,259
melcervini Yonder!
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Male 6,259
melcervini K2-72 D it is 1.5 the size of earth orbiting a red dwarf star 3/4 the size of the Sun. In the Constellation Aquarius  about 180 light years distant
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Female 4,645
thezigrat straight on until dawn
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Male 40,490
melcervini 
He's  just a sweet transvestite
From Transexual, Transylvania
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Male 4,114
Hmm So will the Andromeda galaxy collide with the milky way BEFORE our sun burns out?
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Male 592
Got to the end, and I was waiting for a your momma joke.
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