Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Universe: A Matter of Perspective

An illustration which shows how small our planet Earth is in the larger scope of things. If a human could walk on the surface of Canis Majoris, the largest known star in the universe – he/she would have to walk for 650,000 years to circle the star, compared with 2 years 11 months to complete the same task on the Earth. Knowing that VY Canis Majoris is the largest known star ever recorded... its only 5,000 light years from Earth.


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