Sense of scale in the universe

Sense of scale in the universe

Reshared post from +Philip Plait

If you needed to start off the morning with your sense of scale crushed into dust, then here is that huge sunspot cluster with the Earth for comparison.

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Giant sunspots are giant | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
Astronomy | Alan Friedman | Active Region 1339 — a huge cluster of sunspots which appeared on the Sun a few days ago — is still going strong. "Amateur" astronomer Alan Friedman

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