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    Largest star ever discovered, compared to our Sun

    Do you feel small? Time to feel smaller...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4iD-9GSW-0

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    Whew, it was an actual link...I always hesitate opening links you post, I was afraid it migt be something harry, or the full monty...

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    Yeah, came across those videos a few months ago. the proportion of that star to even the sun is so large, they cannot visibly put those two side by side to get a real scope of the difference. When someone tried, the sun turned out to be just be a spec on the screen

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    It's nice here on our little dust mote.


    Speaking of that, DID YOU KNOW:

    The exact middle point between the Earth and a subatomic particle, in terms of size, is a mote of dust. A piece of debris so small it can be suspended in a mid-air colloid. That's halfway between the Earth, and a subatomic particle.

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    Right now, I"m at the exact middle point between the beginning and the end of a six pack.
    Though I could not caution all I still might warn a few; Don't raise your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools. - Robert Hunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Right now, I"m at the exact middle point between the beginning and the end of a six pack.
    1.5 ± 0.5 kiloparsecs to drunkytown!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Right now, I"m at the exact middle point between the beginning and the end of a six pack.
    Oh no.

    Don't tell Oivind. You dare risk inebriation in his thread?!

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    Notice that someone posted "your mom's still bigger" in the comments. LOL

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    I like these two:

    http://sizeofworldse.ytmnd.com/

    http://atinyglimpse.ytmnd.com/

    Feel small? Kinda puts stuff in perspective, like petty arguments and decisions. Basically, none of this matters. The universe does not care what job you have, what you do in your free time, or what you accomplish with your life. Fck worrying about sh!t, just be happy for yourself. Be nice to people, do what makes you happy, and respect what makes others happy.
    "God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney

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