Another good video showing objects in the universe to scale - Pluto to Earth to the Sun to Antares and all the rest

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Here's yet another video showing the size of various objects in the universe to scale, which I never seem to get tired of.

How - More amazing videos are a click away

Another way to visualize large numbers is through this site called the MegaPenny project, which shows exactly how large a certain number of pennies would look, from one to one quintillion. The number of stars in the universe for example is estimated to be around 400 billion times 400 billion (400 billion galaxies with about that number of stars in each one), so imagine this number of pennies (almost the height of Mt. Everest) multiplied by about 16 000, where each penny is a single star.


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