Sizing Up Space - A Little Solar Planetary Perspective
Comparing the Mass of Earth and Sun to Other Little Planets and Stars
Feeling Like Somewhat of a Big Shot? I was trying to explain the overall size of our planet and solar system to a youngin' a few weeks ago - I used an improv anaology that the earth is just a speck of dust on a dustmite's butt to which he laughed then replied, huh? So Now We Have This:
Obviously - Jupiter and Saturn are the Big Boys in the Hood
Pretty Dang Massive Comparatively Speaking, Huh? Ahhh Shux - Look at our Cute little ole Earthly Home Below
Compared to Our Sun - Big Boys Jupiter and Saturn Get Dwarfed Into Relative Obscurity
When Looking at the Enormous Mass of our Sun, It's Freaky to Think It's Considered a Small to Average Size Star, Huh?
Now Let's Compare Our Sun with a Small to Midsize Star like Pollux
Our Sun and Pollux Seem Quite Miniscule Next to a Mid Size Star Like Arcturus
But Arcturus Gets Cut Right Down to Size when Seen next to Larger Mid Size Star Like Betelgeuse
Antares is Just Your Average Run of the Mill Star Approx 1000 Light Years Away
It's Also One of the Brightest Stars (Number 15) In The Sky Thus Safe to Assume It's "HOT" on a Level We Can't Even Imagine
Below is an Infrared Ultra Deep Field View of Countless 'Entire' Galaxies
Many of Which are so Immense We Could Fit Thousands
of Our Milky Way Galaxies into A Single One!
Now Dig This: Many of those Massive Countless Galaxies have
TRILLIONS Upon TRILLIONS of Stars that Dwarf Antares!
Wrap your head around this: The pic Below is the Darkest Part of Space from the Pic Above -
Each Speck Is Yet Another Massive Galaxy Consisting of Trillions (upon trillions) of Stars
- All Within the Darkest Voids of "Space" Seen Through a Tiny Focal Point, Mind You -
Not Such A Big Shot Now - Are Ya!
Below is about where our sun hangs within our Milky Way along
with billions of
other stars with (most likely) trillions of orbiting planets. Off ya go, big shot Earthling...
Where Are You? Where Did Ya Go?
So Here's Your Perspective - From a Distant Focal Point, Your Home Galaxy
Eventually Goes from Being a Tiny Itty Bitty Speck to a Completely Invisible 'Hint' of a Speck Made up of Billions 'Upon Billions' of Even Smaller Electrically Charged Sub-Specks... (Stars, Like Antares, For Example)
This is Exactly how we Perceive the Sub-Atomic Particles (Stars) that Make up the Nuclei of the Atoms (Galaxies) Which are the Foundation (That We Can't Actually See) of Matter (Both Dark and Otherwise) That are the Building Blocks of Everything We Know, Touch, See and Feel thus, (horrid syntax deep breath deep breath) Allowing the Entire Universe to Exsist while Far Distant Galaxies (most of which we can't actually see) Keep Colliding and Expanding Creating an Infinite Abyss (IMHO) of Parallel Universes and/or Dimensions. Pretty Much Sizes it up, Yeah? - Le' Grand PooBah's Baby Big Bang Theory, Click Here (It's All Bullshit - Of Course)
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