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This Video Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockJun 12 2015, 13:08 UTC
492 This Video Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence
If you're not currently an astronaut in space, you are here. morn1415 / Youtube

How big is the Sun compared to the Earth? It’s difficult to comprehend the size of that big burning ball of gas in the sky, especially as it is 149,600,000 kilometers (92,957,130 miles) away. If you were to melt 1,300,000 clone Earths down into a liquid (which, if you have the means to do, I suggest you don't), you could fit them into an empty sphere the size of the Sun.

Planet mobiles and astronomical clocks are really useful devices for imagining our solar system with regard to their positions and their orbits. But if you want to start sizing up all of the galactic bodies to scale, you’re gonna need a bigger boat.

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Watch the awesome animation in the video below created by morn1415, comparing our planet, our solar system and the largest known stars.

 

 


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