Our Little Planet Earth in the Vast Universe

In ancient times it was believed that the earth was the center of the universe and the other stars of light revolved around the earth and were smaller than this.

How wrong they were our ancestors, perhaps this egocentric view they could not see how infinitesimal we are in this vast universe that God created.

To give you a much more complete how small our planet is and not only this, but also, how small is our star (Sun) compared to other stars in the galaxy see the video located below.



VY Canis Majoris (VY CMa) is a red hypergiant star located in the constellation Canis Major. At between 1800 and 2100 solar radii (approx 2.7 billion km across or 1.7 billion miles), it is the largest known star and also one of the most luminous known. It is located about 1.5 kiloparsecs (4.6×1016 km) or about 4,900 light years away from Earth. Unlike most hypergiant stars, which occur in either binary or multiple star systems, VY CMa is a single star. It is categorized as a semiregular variable and has an estimated period of 2000 days.[4]

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