6 thoughts on “VY Canis Majoris”

  1. Yup, we don’t count so much as a flea fart in comparison. Thankfully we have bearded men in black robes (pick your religion) to sooth us and then rile us up all over.

    Me, I’m fine with our stake in the universe. We’re #1… in this universe, in this galaxy, in this arm, in this planetary system…maybe.

    Gotta check on the cows now. I do love big thinking, but Bessie needs feeding and she doesn’t care about space.

  2. I don’t really know anything about dudes in black robes but I do love what God has done with the universe!

  3. Rigel is a blue supergiant, it’s damnably hot and has a very short lifespan, while WY Canis Majoris is an unstable red hypergiant blowing off chunks of itself in large explosions. I don’t know about you, but I’m very happy living in the vicinity of boring old the Sun.

  4. We’re not “pretty” insignificant. We are extremely insignificant. If there is a god, I’d be surprised if it even knew we existed.

  5. God knows we exist, that’s why he keeps his distance, even He knows to disavow a project gone wrong.

    He lets us blame it on science.

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