Size comparison: Betelgeuse and the Sun

This image, made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), shows the red supergiant Betelgeuse — one of the largest stars known. In the millimeter continuum the star is around 1400 times larger than our Sun. The overlaid annotation shows how large the star is compared to the Solar System. Betelgeuse would engulf all four terrestrial planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars — and even the gas giant Jupiter. Only Saturn would be beyond its surface.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/E. O’Gorman/P. Kervella

About the Image

Id:potw1726b
Típus:Collage
Közzététel napja:2017. június 26. 6.00
Size:5000 x 5000 px

About the Object

Név:Betelgeuse
Típus:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Distance:600 light years
Category:Stars

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