This Chart Highlights The Vast Differences Between The Sizes Of Stars

Stars are so mind-boggling large compared to our planet that it's easy to think of them simply as universally gigantic. But just like planets, stars come in different sizes, and when you place a dwarf star beside a hypergiant, it's clear just how immense those differences are.

Designer Axel Ramos created this chart comparing the relative diameters of major observed stars, along with a few planets from our solar system for reference. The sheer vertical length of the chart does a lot to hit home the difference between our stars and the largest ones we've identified so far.


[via Exploring Space—Thanks to Axel Ramos for letting us post it!]

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