Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Planets and Stars - video - Just how big are they?

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Click here to see a very interesting video over at Astropixie showing the relative sizes of the planets and stars. The video starts with Pluto and works through our solar system to the Sun. Next it progresses through a series of well known stars until it reaches the colossal VV Cephi (a candidate for the largest known star) making even the mighty Betelgeuse look tiny.

I found this video reminiscent of the famous IBM Powers of 10 video that used to play at the Ontario Science Centre.

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