Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Which star is biggest?

This is a severe exercise in squashing your ego as flat as a pancake:

How small do you feel? You're a human being - the top species on Earth. You're a great person, you do great things**, it's a sunny day... you probably feel pretty big.

Well, sorry mate, you are incredibly small. Teensy. Nano! 

In fact: The Sun is small. Planet Earth is tiny. You?

You hardly exist at all.

Here are a few big stars for comparison*:


* Say 'oh, like Paris Hilton?' I dare you.
** I'm guessing. Or I'm stalking you.