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the universe is huge

Updated on February 1, 2012

The universe is so huge, that you can't comprehend its size

The universe is big. It's very big. In fact, it's so big that it is impossible for our brains to comprehend the distances. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is 946 quadrillion kilometers in diameter. How far is that? That's 946 billion millions. That's alot of millions. Still can't comprehend that distance? That's okay, I can't either.

"Imagine losing your keys in a place like that"

Yeah, I laughed too.

The Milky Way Galaxy - 946 Quadrillion kilometers in diameter
The Milky Way Galaxy - 946 Quadrillion kilometers in diameter

So what are the largest known stars?

The largest known stars are measured through solar diameter. The sun is used as the base for measuring, and is measured as one solar diameter.

There are many more to see, you can check them out by following this link to Wikipedia. Below is an image you can look at which will give you some idea about the size of the sun compared to earth. This should help you comprehend the size of the above stars.

The sun - Making everything near it look completely irrelevant
The sun - Making everything near it look completely irrelevant

So the sun's pretty big, right? Wrong. Take a look at the sun when compared to the LARGEST known star. Click here to see the full sized image of the sun next to Canis Majoris.

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      tatumdelvecchio 6 years ago

      Wow, I can't even begin to comprehend the size of the universe. If the sun is an itty bitty dot in the Milky Way, and Milky Way is an itty bitty dot in the universe, the size of the universe is just mind-boggling!

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      James Brown 8 years ago from United States of America

      Can you imagine the amount of information we don't know about the universe?!! It is so vast and changing every day!!

      Great hub - thanks for sharing.

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      victoria 8 years ago

      cool i knew sun was not the biggest but i saw antares the biggest star i think

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      dc64 9 years ago

      Great site! Thumbs up.