With all this talk about why we see the Sun during the day and no other stars (even though we know they're there), we've started to actually wonder just how big the Sun is compared to all the other stars out there. Since we can't go into space ourselves, a scaled video would have to do, and this photo shares a good estimate of scale.
We recognize a few things:
1. The Sun is huge compared to the planets.
2. However, the Sun is really just a medium-sized star compared to lots of other stars out there.
3. This got us wondering why the Sun appears so big even though it's really only a medium-sized star, and we easily recognized that other stars are just incredibly far (like light years upon light years away).
4. We're trying to figure out our next steps to prove some of these relationships mathematicaly!