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If other planets were the same spot as moon...

If other planets were spot on moon...

Behemoths of the Universe: Hypergiant Stars  We’ve told you about all about VY Canis Majoris, the most sizable star in the known universe. Lurking in the cosmos some 4,900 light-years from earth (about 28.8 quadrillion miles from our home), Canis Majoris is a mammoth without compare. If this star were in the center of our solar system, it would extend far beyond the orbit of Saturn (so let’s be glad that it’s a few quadrillion miles away).  To give you some hard fig

Behemoths of the Universe: Hypergiant Stars We’ve told you about all about VY Canis Majoris, the most sizable star in the known universe. Lurking in the cosmos some 4,900 light-years from earth (about 28.8 quadrillion miles from our home), Canis Majoris is a mammoth without compare. If this star were in the center of our solar system, it would extend far beyond the orbit of Saturn (so let’s be glad that it’s a few quadrillion miles away). To give you some hard fig

Part of six of seven ~~~ This scale comparison shows "the true place" of Earth and our Sun among the various giants of the universe

Part of six of seven ~~~ This scale comparison shows "the true place" of Earth and our Sun among the various giants of the universe

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