the size of the stars


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I always loved this video. I come back to it every couple of months

Billyuns and billyuns.

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Our sun has a diameter of one million miles. It is, what?--90 million miles to earth. The largest known star has a diameter about 1700 times that. Stars that are the right size for an earth-like complex life planet are about 15% of the stars in this galaxy.

I thought that Jupiter in the video was too small relative to Saturn. (Time to go to Wikipedia.)

--Brant

my mind is boggled

edit: I was right; the diameter of Jupiter is almost twice that of Saturn

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edit: I was right; the diameter of Jupiter is almost twice that of Saturn

jesus

Aside from the sun the mass of Jupiter is 2 1/2 times all the mass of the solar system and is 1/1000th that of the sun.

--Brant

I love Wikipedia

CORRECTION: Jupiter is only 12,000 miles in diameter greater than Saturn but has over three times the mass (so the visual representation is accurate)

(my ego has been self-betrayed)

Saturn and Jupiter comprise 92% of the planetary mass of the solar system

look at it this way, Derek: instead of only "jesus" you can now say "jesus, jesus"!

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