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Showing us how small we are, and how big the universe is, and how amazing that is.

The sizes for these stars were made using the Solar Radius (SR) measurements on this Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_known_stars

SR is a standard measurement, based on the size of our own star, the Sun: 1 Solar Radius, 695,000km, is the radius of the Sun. All measurements are the radius, not the diameter, of the star.

Where there is certainty, the lower estimate is used, except for Mu Cephi whose size varies greatly (650 SR – 1400 SR), where the estimate of 1000 SR has been used.

Sun 1 SR
Sirius 1.7 SR
Pollux 8.8 SR
Arcturus 25.7 SR
Aldebaran 44.2 SR
Rigel 74 SR
Antares 883 SR
Betelgeuse 950 SR
Mu Cephei 1000 SR
VV Cephi A 1,050 SR
VY Canis Majoris 1,420 SR

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stars, star, space, sun, suns, sirius, pollux, arcturus, aldebaran, rigel, antares, betelgeuse, mu cephei, vv cephi a, vy canis majoris, solar system, galaxy, milky way, universe, science, astrophysics, physics

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