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big dog star
Recently I had the chance to watch Louie Giglio’s Laminin talk. If you’ve never seen it, Giglio spends time talking about how huge our world is. He compares the earth’s size to the size of some of the stars in the universe. His reference for the earth is a golf ball. As he describes the size of these stars we’ve found, he tells us of one who, if the earth is a golf ball, would be a school bus full of golf balls. Then he tells of a bigger star, one that, if the earth is a golf ball, would be the width of two Golden Gate bridges. To top of his illustration, he introduces the largest star ever found: Canis Majoris, the Big Dog Star. If the earth were a golf ball, Canis Majoris would be the height of Mount Everest. That’s a big dang star.