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A journey through our solar system, comparing our earth, sun, and other big stars and galaxies.

A journey through our solar system, comparing our earth, sun, and other big stars and galaxies.

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  • "It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”~Neil Armstrong
  • 1977 –WE LAUNCHED VOYAGER TO TAKE IMAGES OF PLANETS AND OUR SOLAR SYSTEM.1990 – REACHED END OF SOLAR SYSTEM. TURNED AROUND AND TOOK PANORAMIC SNAPSHOTS.3.7 BILLION MILES FROM THE EARTH. 40K MILES/HR AWAY FROM THE SUNTOOK A SUCCESSION OF 60 IMAGES, 640 PX EACH, 5.5 HRS TO REACH THE EARTH.(now: 17 billion km from the sun)
  • PALE BLUE DOT -- 3.7 BILLION MILES AWAYCARL SAGAN – “A MOTE OF DUST SUSPENDED IN A SUN BEAM”
  • 1 LIGHT YEAR = 5.88 TRILLION MILES = 9.46 TRILLION KM
  • THE MILKY WAY GALAXY100,000 LIGHT YEARS IN DIAMETER1000 LIGHT YEARS IN HEIGHTCONTAINS 200 BILLION STARS
  • SURFACE: 10 THOUSANDS DEG FAHRENHEIT870 THOUSANDS MILES WIDEBALL vs 15-FEETA MILLION TIMES THE SIZE OF EARTH
  • 427 LIGHT YEARS2 X EARTH’S ORBIT AROUND SUNBALL vs 6 EMPIRE STATE BUILDING262 TRILLION EARTH
  • 5000 LY – MOST VOLUMINOUS500 THOUSANDS TIMES BRIGHTER – vs SUN
  • BALL vs MT EVEREST7 QUADRILLION EARTH40 TIMES MASS OF SUN------------------------------------165 THOUSANDS LIGHT YEARS – R136A1 – MOST MASSIVE
  • 165 THOUSANDS LIGHT YEARS – R136A1 – MOST MASSIVE256 TIMES MASS OF SUN>40 THOUSANDS DEGREE CELCIUS10 MILLION TIMES BRIGHTER – OF SUN
  • LAUNCHED IN 1990ORBITS AROUND EARTH, EVERY 97 MINS
  • 6300 LY -- CRAB NEBULAEXPLODED IN 1054 ADMAGNETIZED PULSAR (NEUTRON STAR) AT THE CENTER100 THOUSANDS SUNS10 QUADRILLION VOLTS
  • 6300 LY -- CRAB NEBULAEXPLODED IN 1054 ADMAGNETIZED PULSAR (NEUTRON STAR) AT THE CENTER100 THOUSANDS SUNS10 QUADRILLION VOLTS
  • 28 MILLION LY -- SOMBRERO GALAXY50 THOUSANDS LY WIDE60 TIMES MILKY WAY800 BILLION SUNS
  • 31 MILLION LY -- WHIRLPOOL GALAXY & NGC 5195BLUE KNOTS – STARSPINK DOTS – STAR-FORMING INCUBATORS
  • 31 MILLION LY -- WHIRLPOOL GALAXY & NGC 519598 THOUSANDS LY WIDE300-500 BILLION OF STARS
  • 10.2 BILLION LY -- JKCS041GALAXY CLUSTER
  • FARTHEST SPACE WE CAN SEE -- 13.7 billion light years300-600 BILLIONS YEARS AFTER THE BIG BANGSPECULATIVE

Our Big Universe Our Big Universe Presentation Transcript

  • Twinkle twinkle little stars
  • Milky Way
  • 1 MILLION EARTH
  • 427
    262 TRILLION EARTH
  • 5000
  • 165,000
    7 QUADRILLION EARTH
  • 165,000
  • 6,300
  • 6,300
  • 28 Million
  • 31 Million
  • 31 Million
  • 10.2 Billion
  • Twinkle twinkle big stars