Space is Big. Really, Really Big

"What would happen if...?" has always been a staple of Science Fiction. What do you wonder about?

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Space is Big. Really, Really Big

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Some interesting web pages that graphically illustrate the scale of the solar system, and comparisons in size of the planets, the sun, and a few other stars:

Comparison of planets, the sun, and some stars:

http://www.rense.com/general72/size.htm

Woof! Look at the size of Antares, compared to our sun!

Scale model of the solar system:

http://en.devhed.com/solar-system/

It's mind blowing that the image at the latter site is actually (at 72 pixels per inch) is (and I quote) 1.8 kilometers off to the right!
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:shock: WHOA! That is awesome!

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Yeah, seen those floating around the net lately. Pretty amazing since according to wiki Antares if it were in place of our sun would 'slightly more than encompass the average orbit of Jupiter'. You certainly wouldn't want to make a wrong calculation and end up in it's gravity. :P Supergiants fascinate me though and it's just testament to the wonders that are out there.

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Post by Spiderkeg »

I can see why some of those suns become black holes. If I was that big with that much energy, and then one day I was dying, I'd implode too.

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Yeah and take whoever was near me with me. :twisted:
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