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    Has anyone else marvelled at how tiny our sun is compared to other stars? I appreciate the sun, and I find myself thinking about it a lot. I guess you could say, I'm worried about the sun - for no apparent reason.

    I found this image (which kind of makes me want to vomit), and look how tiny Arcturus is. I always thought of Arcturus as a "really huge star". It's a speck! You can't even see the sun it's so small.


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    Mind Boggling isn't it ! and that's just from our perspective of what we know as large and small.
    Yet our universe itself could conceivably be "anothers" idea of small !!

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    What if our solar system is an atom and the universe is a complex molecule or DNA chain?

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    What if our solar system is an atom and the universe is a complex molecule or DNA chain?
    LOL, reminds me when I was a teenager and saying that exactly to my cousin.
    The universe seems to be fractal, so this is a natural thought.
    Ever play with mathematical fractals?

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    If I'm made of light, does that make me a hologram or not? Just playing, that's rhetorical

    A friend of mine said when he looked at our nervous system, he could see some kind of pattern that looked like the universe. I'm doing a terrible job at paraphrasing, and I don't see the pattern but I did get his point. His point was that fractal pattern is where the "infinity" comes from, and it's all just a "matter of scale".

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    Quote Posted by petra (here)
    If I'm made of light, does that make me a hologram or not? Just playing, that's rhetorical

    A friend of mine said when he looked at our nervous system, he could see some kind of pattern that looked like the universe. I'm doing a terrible job at paraphrasing, and I don't see the pattern but I did get his point. His point was that fractal pattern is where the "infinity" comes from, and it's all just a "matter of scale".
    Indeed, check this out.
    the image on the left is a single neuron and the picture on the right are electrical connections between galaxies.


    This is one of many articles: https://www.forbes.com/sites/startsw.../#12b07c4431bb

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    If I'm made of light, does that make me a hologram or not? Just playing, that's rhetorical

    A friend of mine said when he looked at our nervous system, he could see some kind of pattern that looked like the universe. I'm doing a terrible job at paraphrasing, and I don't see the pattern but I did get his point. His point was that fractal pattern is where the "infinity" comes from, and it's all just a "matter of scale".
    Indeed, check this out.
    the image on the left is a single neuron and the picture on the right are electrical connections between galaxies.
    That's exactly what he was talking about, and these particular images are strikingly similar, thank you! This illustrates what I was thinking of perfectly.

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    Regulus is many times larger than our sun, but its day, or period of rotation, is less than twenty-four hours.

    Four times solar size is roughly Aldebaran. I'd guess those larger ones are not very common.

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    Quote Posted by Intranuclear (here)
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    If I'm made of light, does that make me a hologram or not? Just playing, that's rhetorical

    A friend of mine said when he looked at our nervous system, he could see some kind of pattern that looked like the universe. I'm doing a terrible job at paraphrasing, and I don't see the pattern but I did get his point. His point was that fractal pattern is where the "infinity" comes from, and it's all just a "matter of scale".
    Indeed, check this out.
    the image on the left is a single neuron and the picture on the right are electrical connections between galaxies.


    This is one of many articles: https://www.forbes.com/sites/startsw.../#12b07c4431bb
    The similarity between a neuron with its dendrites and those "electrical connection between galaxies" is not just coincidental, because the whole universe is the brain of God who doesn't have a body just brain. It is said in the Bible that God "was sorry that He had made man on the earth...." The regret stemmed from the fact that he had not experienced a headache before. Hundreds of supernovae trashing their surroundings at once is a tickle in comparison to that tiny planet near the sun with all those... those... Where the heck are my Tylenol gas clouds???

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    Yes I knew 'our' sun was a dwarf star but seeing the comparison is mindboggling!

    What else I find mindboggling is the size and distance away from us is not just perfect for life on this amazing planet of 'ours', but is it is perfect for the shadow of the moon when the Earth is directly behind it in relation to the sun to cover the sun exactly 100%, with the precision of the pyramid builders, so we see the sun disappear completely for a minute or so and everything seems to hold it's breath. Then we get that wondrous diamond appear as the Earth still sits in this suspended silent darkness for another minute before the spell is broken as the sun emerges from behind the shadow of the moon.

    If that is not amazing enough due to the sizes and distances of the sun, moon, and Earth, a three way dance of precision again of the pyramid builders, causing total lunar eclipses and blood red moons, blue moons, harvest moons and the list goes on.

    Why did I use the builders of the pyramids as the example of precision? Well from the Giza pyramids and some of the main Mayan pyramids including the sun and moon pyramids, using mathematics we can extrapolate the sizes and distances away from each other of the Earth, moon and sun, their rotation cycles, speed of the rotation and God knows how much more. (apologies for all the 'and's' but I ain't that clever!)

    What another example of the incredible world we live in/on....?!

    This is my first substantial post and I must apologise for noticing after posting I have drifted off topic by not keeping with the 'comparison' of the size of our sun with other suns. Instead I have written about the precision positioning of the sun in comparison with the Earth and moon-SORRY
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    As within, so without.

    Great post/discussion.

    The comparison of the neuron with its dendrites and those "electrical connection between galaxies, well it probably goes on with the multiverse.
    I'm a simple easy going guy that is very upset/sad with the worlds hidden controllers!
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    Default Re: How tiny our sun is compared to other stars

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    Quote Posted by yelik (here)
    What if our solar system is an atom and the universe is a complex molecule or DNA chain?
    LOL, reminds me when I was a teenager and saying that exactly to my cousin.
    The universe seems to be fractal, so this is a natural thought.
    Ever play with mathematical fractals?
    For sure mathematics and geometry are one of the corner stones of the Universe and everything else within it

    More interesting thoughts - Cosmology of the Universe


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    Dearest Petra if I may I will interject this visual representation...

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    Infinity... limits... giant stars.
    I wonder if there's a limit to how big a star can get? I'm going to say there probably is.
    I looked it up quickly, and the theoretical limit keeps rising. There has to be a limit though, I imagine so.

    How big can stars get? The theoretical size limit for the biggest stars keeps going up! Today, it's thought stars can't be more massive than 150 times our sun's mass.
    (ref: https://earthsky.org/space/shedding-...ars-mass-limit)

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    Quote Posted by petra (here)
    Has anyone else marvelled at how tiny our sun is compared to other stars? I appreciate the sun, and I find myself thinking about it a lot. I guess you could say, I'm worried about the sun - for no apparent reason.
    No need to be worried. Nothing's going to come along and eat it up! Our sun is an enormous, fierce, self-sustaining beast, billions of years old.



    It's us who are tiny.

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    Has anyone else marvelled at how tiny our sun is compared to other stars? I appreciate the sun, and I find myself thinking about it a lot. I guess you could say, I'm worried about the sun - for no apparent reason.
    No need to be worried. Nothing's going to come along and eat it up! Our sun is an enormous, fierce, self-sustaining beast, billions of years old.



    It's us who are tiny.

    The sun will die eventually though, so it's not really self sustaining. They all die eventually. Plenty more where that came from though

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    The sun will die eventually though, so it's not really self sustaining. They all die eventually. Plenty more where that came from though
    UY Scuti is a hypergiant, the largest known star, but its mass is only about 30x larger than our sun, and it is too far away to be of any consequence when it blows perhaps tens of millions of years from now. The star that is expected to become a supernova roughly within 0 to 100,000 years is Betelgeuse (15x to 20x more massive than the sun).

    "Given the estimated time since Betelgeuse became a red supergiant, estimates of its remaining lifetime range from a "best guess" of under 100,000 years for a non-rotating 20 M☉ model to far longer for rotating models or lower-mass stars."

    When it blows, "It may outshine the full moon and would be easily visible in daylight." That means if Betelgeuse already blew in 1367 AD, we will see "two moons" shortly.
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    Does size matter? Yes, and No.
    We may be puny, puny humans, but we can expand our mind as large as the Milky Way galaxy, which may be a tiny thing in the whole scheme of things.

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    Quote Posted by petra (here)
    Has anyone else marvelled at how tiny our sun is compared to other stars? I appreciate the sun, and I find myself thinking about it a lot. I guess you could say, I'm worried about the sun - for no apparent reason.
    No need to be worried. Nothing's going to come along and eat it up! Our sun is an enormous, fierce, self-sustaining beast, billions of years old.



    It's us who are tiny.
    Size is like time - It's all a matter of the perspective of the observer.

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    This website brings in a few comparison images of the earth and sun

    https://www.co-intelligence.org/news...mparisons.html
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