What does our planet look like when we compare it to the Sun? In this picture, the Earth is so small that it is barely visible. The Sun provides our planet with warmth, light, and energy. If the Sun were hollow, we could fit one million Earth-sized planets inside of it. Are you beginning to see just how small our home planet is? What about how small you are?
This picture makes our planet look small and our star, the Sun, look gigantic. But the truth is, even our Sun is tiny compared to other larger objects in the Universe.
Sirius, Pollux and Arcturus are massive stars that shine in the night sky. At this size, these stars shine brightly across millions of light years, standing as beacons, or lighthouses that reach out, lighting the way ahead of distant travelers.
Compared to these unimaginably large stars, our home world is so small that we cannot even see it in this picture.