Amazing! These pictures give you a different perspective seeing them side by side. I thought they were cool, then I started looking up the plants/stars and I got carried away. Well you learn something new everyday and who knows, these facts could be final Jeopardy answers. Of course, we recently learned that Pluto is no longer a planet, but a dwarf planet….not to be considered a true planet. So when it comes to planets, size does matter. Happy Thursday! I do not own the copyright to these photos.
Distance from the Earth to the Sun: 93,020,000 miles (149,669,180 km)
Earth distance to the Moon: 238,857 miles (384,403.1 km)
One hundred and nine Earths would be required to fit across the Sun’s disk.
The suns interior could hold over 1.3 million Earths.
Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation Bootes. It’s the fourth brightest star in the night sky.
Pollux is the brightest star in the constellation Gemini and one of the brightest in the nighttime sky.
Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. Intrinsically, Sirius is over 20 times brighter than our Sun and over twice as massive. ~Wikipedia
Jupiter is the most massive planet in our solar system. In 2003 alone, astronomers discovered Read more…orbiting the giant planet, giving Jupiter a total moon count of 49 — the most in the solar system.
Who ever heard of these stars? They look like bowling balls, actually they all do. I’ve seen some balls that resemble plants, maybe that’s where ball makers get their designs.
While Betelgeuse is cooler than the Sun, it is more massive and over 1000 times larger….more
Antares is a huge star. In a class called red supergiant, Antares is about 700 times the diameter of our own Sun, 15 times more massive, and 10,000 times brighter. Antares is the brightest star in the constellation of Scorpius and one of the brighter stars in all the night sky….more