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10 Immense Things Found In Space

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Sure, the oceans are huge and mountains are impressively big. And 7 billion people are a lot of humans, but still. As we all live on planet Earth (with a diameter of 12,742km), it is easily forgotten how incredible tiny we all actually are. All we have to do is look up into the sky at night to realize that we are just a speck of dust in a immensely huge universe. Here’s a list that might bring human grandness back into perspective.

10

Jupiter
Biggest planet (142,984 km diameter)

Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System. Ancient Astronomers named Jupiter after the king of the Roman Gods. Jupiter is the 5th closest planet to our sun. The atmosphere of Jupiter consists of about 84 percent Hydrogen and about 15 percent helium, with small amounts of acetylene, ammonia, ethane, methane, phosphine, and water vapor. Jupiter has a mass 318 times greater than the Earth’s and a diameter that is 11 times larger. The mass of Jupiter is 70% of the total mass of all the other planets in our Solar System. Jupiter’s volume is large enough to contain 1,300 planets the size of Earth. The Planet has 63 known satellites (moons) but most of them are extremely small and faint.

9

The Sun
Biggest object in our solar system (1,391,980 km diameter)

Sun And Earth Wallpaper Jaog

The Sun (a yellow dwarf star), is by far the largest object in the solar system. It contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System, Jupiter contains most of the rest. The Sun is, at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass; everything else (“metals”) amounts to less than 2%. This changes slowly over time as the Sun converts hydrogen to helium in its core. Conditions at the Sun’s core (approximately the inner 25% of its radius) are extreme. The temperature is 15.6 million Kelvin and the pressure is 250 billion atmospheres. The Sun’s power (about 386 billion billion megawatts) is produced by nuclear fusion reactions. Each second about 700,000,000 tons of hydrogen are converted to about 695,000,000 tons of helium and 5,000,000 tons of energy in the form of gamma rays.


8

Our solar system
15x1012km diameter

Solarsystem-Artist

Our solar system consists of one central star, the Sun and nine planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, numerous moons, millions of rocky asteroids and billions of icy comets.

7

VY CMa
Biggest star in the universe (3 billion km diameter)

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VY Canis Majoris (VY CMa) is the largest known star and also one of the most luminous. It is a red hyper giant in the constellation Canis Major. It is 1800-2200 times the sun in radius, about 3.0 billion km (1.864 billion mi) in diameter. Placed in our Solar System, its surface would extend out past the orbit of Saturn. Some astronomers disagree, and think that VY Canis Majoris might be smaller; merely 600 times the size of the Sun, extending past the orbit of Mars

6

Most water ever found

Black-Hole-Quasar-Water-Cloud

Astronomers have discovered the largest and oldest mass of water ever detected in the universe, a gigantic, 12-billion-year-old Cloud harboring 140 trillion times more water than all of Earth’s oceans combined. The cloud of water vapor surrounds a supermassive black hole, called a quasar, located 12 billion light-years from Earth. The discovery shows that water has been prevalent in the universe for nearly its entire existence, researchers said.

5

Extreme big supermassive blackholes
21 billion sun masses

Supermassive Black Hole

A supermassive black hole is the largest type of black hole in a galaxy, on the order of hundreds of thousands to billions of solar masses. Most, and possibly all galaxies, including the Milky Way, are believed to contain supermassive black holes at their centers. One of these newly surveyed monsters, which weighs as much as 21 billion Suns, is in an egg-shaped swirl of stars known as NGC 4889, the brightest galaxy in a sprawling cloud of thousands of galaxies about 336 million light-years away in the Coma constellation. This black hole is so big, our entire solar system would fit in about a dozen times.


4

The Milky Way
100,000-120,000 light-years in diameter

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The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy 100,000-120,000 light-years in diameter containing 200-400 billion stars. It may contain at least as many planets, with an estimated 10 billion of those orbiting in the habitable zone of their parent stars.

3

El Gordo
Biggest galaxy cluster (2×1015 Sun masses)

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El Gordo is located over seven billion light years from Earth, meaning that it is being observed at a young age. According to the scientists involved in this study, this cluster of galaxies is the most massive, the hottest, and gives off the most X-rays of any known cluster at this distance or beyond.

The central galaxy in the middle of El Gordo is unusually bright and has surprisingly blue colors in optical wavelengths. The authors speculate that this extreme galaxy resulted from a collision and merger between the two galaxies at the center of each cluster.

Using Spitzer data and optical imaging it is estimated that about 1% of the total mass of the cluster is in stars, while the rest is found in the hot gas that fills the space between the stars and is detected by Chandra This ratio of stars to gas is similar with results from other massive clusters.


2

Our Universe
Estimate: 156 Billion Ly

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A picture paints a thousand words, so just look at this poster and try to imagine/comprehend how big our universe is. The mind boggling figures are written below. Here is a link to the full sized image.

Earth 1.27×104 km
Sun 1.39×106 km
Solar System 2.99×1010 km or 0.0032 Ly
Solar interstellar 6.17×1014 km or 65 Ly
Milky Way 1.51×1018 km or 160,000 Ly
Local Galactic Group 3.1×1019 km or 6.5 million Ly
Local Super Cluster 1.2×1021 km or 130 Million Ly
Universe 1.5×1024 km or 156 Billion Ly (but no one really knows for sure)

1

Multiverse

Multiverse

Imagine not just one, but numerous universes, all existing at the same time. The multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of multiple possible universes (including the historical universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists and can exist: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them. But then again, there is no proof of a multiverse, so maybe our own universe is the biggest after all.



  • Shawty

    You forgot yo mama

    • Curious101

      I have a few genuine queries:

      1. What is beyond the boundaries of the universe? If there is no space how is it expanding?
      2. If I was in my spaceship going at the speed of light, what would I see if I turned around?
      3. Why is PLUTO considered a planet here?

      If someone can enlighten me I’d really appreciate it..

      • A Dwarf Planet is still a planet, hence Dwarf PLANET. NASA’s declassification was redundant.

        Technically we have 10 planets. NASA doesn’t count Ceres, a rock nearly the size of Pluto that’s in the astroid belt between the Terrestrial planets and the Jovian planets. Ceres is also a dwarf planet.

        • Gogo

          There are other dwarf planets beyond the orbit of Pluto (named after Hawaiian gods)

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        • drake

          Not exactly, that’s like calling Madagascar a continent because it’s pretty big. Pluto is not only a dust speck compared to other planets, but it’s also smaller than 9 of the moons in our solar system. Not to mention by your logic we also have to include Eris (which is larger than Pluto), as well as Sedna, Orcus, Quaoar, and many others. Speaking of which, Ceres is NOT nearly the size of Pluto. Pluto is 2306km diameter while the measly Ceres is only 950km in diameter. I don’t know about you, but “nearly” doesn’t mean less than half the size. So no, Pluto is NOT a planet. It’s a dwarf planet at best, and when talking about planets objects like Pluto must be left out.

        • Pluto is not classed as a Planet by any definition.

          In fact are own moon’s diameter is 3476 km while Pluto’s is approximately 2,274 km which by the logic of this article would class our moon as a planet.

          Also the maths is all wrong:

          Solar System 2.99×1010 km = 3,019.9
          Universe 1.5×1024 km = 1,536

          so the milky way is nearly double the size of the universe!

          The entire article is poor

          • Paradox

            Your knowledge is poor.It’s not 1024, it’s 10 “to the power of” 24.So:100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 or 100 sextillion.Not 1,024.

      • Xyroze

        1. The “boundaries of the Universe” are not physical. We only know them to exist as an echo of background microwave radiation. Without having any method to observe the threshold of expansion, we can’t say for certain if there would be any measurable force beyond it. Expansion is registered as the distance between stellar objects growing in different directions, from this we must assume that the size of the Universe has grown and therefore its “boundaries” cannot be static.

        2. The speed of light is relative, therefore from the perspective of one traveling that speed all other local light sources would still appearing to be traveling the same speed as before. I would imagine it would be somewhat difficult to focus on passing object long enough to be able to see more than a streak of light though.

        3. Apparently the list’s writer didn’t get the memo of the updated definitions for dwarf planets.

        • I’d say, If u are traveling at the speed of light, YOU WILL SEE NOTHING

          To see an object, light has to bounce back from an object’s surface, which in this case, is not possible since you are traveling with the same speed as light.

          • Xyroze

            The inside of the spaceship would appear normal, as the light sources would be traveling at the same speed as you. Behind the ship would likely be darkness as the light wouldn’t be able to reflect back. Although, any light approaching you would be flattened to such a high frequency it would probably be invisible..

        • Shulk

          The speed of light is not relative, you gotta elaborate if you’re gonna say that,
          by definition the speed of light in vacuum, c, is constant.

          • Xyroze

            Yeah, I worded that poorly. The speed of light is constant relative to any observer. So, although from the perspective of someone traveling near the speed of light in a spaceship a light being shined forward will still appear to be traveling itself at the speed of light, cumulatively the speeds of the ship and the projecting light will still not exceed the speed of light as observed from an outside source.

            The person in the ship experiences time dilation from traveling at such high speeds resulting in time passing more slowly causing their perspective of light to appear unaffected by the speed they are traveling. Instead of you seeing light slow down as you move more quickly, time slows down proportionately so light will always appear to stay constant.

      • Kal

        I have a theory about the universe. what lies beyond it, is itself.
        the way to think about this, is to imagine that you are standing on your own hand.

      • Maxx the Sleeper

        just trying to look smart.. that’s good

  • Ni99a

    I have always wondered what is at the edge of universe. Is it like some kind of a solid wall that can be touched?

    • rex

      There is no such thing as edge of the universe

      • Ni99a

        Then where is the end of universe? Sure, it is expanding. But if we were to follow it at the same speed, can we touch it?

        • cpjt

          its nice to see you engaging in a constructive way on this site rather than pathetically trying to troll various people.

          thats actually a really good question, i am going to try and find out.

          • lpb808

            There is no edge of the universe, think of the universe as being in a donut.

          • jerry

            the universe is all around us so you already know what the universe feelslike.

        • hraiv

          Given your condition, I think no. If one wishes to feel the edge of it (hypothetically speaking), s/he must travel faster than the universe’s expansion.

          • ni99a

            Hey a$$hole. The speed doesn’t matter. What I want to know is what does the edge of universe feels like?!!

            The next person that says that I can’t touch the universe due to speed factor is gonna get it from me. You are just avoiding my question with a layer of false intelligence which you are using it to show off yourself.

            Trust me, you don’t look smart, just really annoying.

          • FriendlyBob

            The universe has enough gravity that it bends in on itself. You cannot imagine this shape, but what it means is that if you go straight ahead for long enough, you’ll end up at the point you started. Just like earth, but then it’s 3 dimensional.
            The speed of expansion determines our visible universe.

            So there is no edge, but it is not infinite.

            What’s pretty cool is that if you’d be able to look far enough, you’d see the back of your own head.

          • ..,,l,,..

            “Hey a$$hole. The speed doesn’t matter. What I want to know is what does the edge of universe feels like?!!”

            Sticky and lukewarm

          • Maggot

            Hey a$$hole. The speed doesn’t matter. What I want to know is what does the edge of universe feels like?!!

            Well it’s obviously an unanswerable rhetorical question, so why get all worked up over the ensuing discussion that it initiated?

        • Vincent

          At the end of the universe is a restaurant … One can study this and various other scientific foundations in Douglas Adams’ magnificent theses.

          • greatsanchini

            What kind of reviews does it get?

          • AnotherAdamsFan

            Your response made me smile. Frogstar B !!! Yes. However, I think that end of the universe is space and time. It is at the end of the universe’s current life span and spacial limits. Still an interesting way to think about it. Mad props for the Douglas Adams reference. Totally made me smile.

    • Rich

      No, the universe has no edge, it is curved in on itself. A good analogy would be living on a surface of a of a sphere. It will expand in size but no one can ever reach the edge, they will just go in a circle, back to where they began.

      • gtoma

        its more like a donut then a sphere.

        • ni99a

          If it were to be a donut, where would we be?

          • FriendlyBob

            It’s not a donut. That’s the closest you can come to visualizing it, but it’s not a donut.

          • Paradox

            The universe isn’t expanding, it’s just dark energy that’s pushing matter away from each other, creating the illusion of an expanding universe.

            On the other hand, what if there is no edge, just an infinite amount of space, and our “universe” is just one of many clusters of isolated matter in an infinite universe.

          • Xyroze

            Uhm.. Dark Energy pushing celestial bodies away from each other is evidence of expansion, not an illusion. I’m not sure how that would work.

          • Kerry

            I’d say its more like a danish

        • Curious101

          That’s a pretty big donut!

      • Dalek6450

        LOL. Did it censor 4n4logy? (4=a)

        Let me try. Analogy

    • ParusMajor

      There’s a restaurant at the end of the universe. You would know that if you had read your Douglas Adams. :D

    • Xyroze

      It probably feels strikingly similar to the cold vacuum of space, though probably with fewer subatomic particles popping in and out of existence.

      Then again, to reach past the boundary of the universe would in turn technically expand the boundary of the universe. So I guess it would be a bit of a paradox if it were possible. Reaching for the edge would be like trying to grab a carrot hanging just out of your reach from a stick attached to your head. No matter how far you went, you’d never get to touch it.

    • Munna

      Here’s an analogy: Have you ever played Asteroid? When you reach the edge – you appear on the other side of the screen. Universe is just like that. Consider a donut as well.

    • Borten

      It feels a lot like a moist, hairy clunge. Some people compare it to a wet, long haired dog, but they are wrong.

  • Justinzo

    Scary

  • rex

    And in other universe, there exist other life form,possibly more advance than humans

  • Kris

    I almost threw up after reading this list. ‘The solar system is 15x1024km across’???? So its about 15000 km across? Less than the circumference of the Earth? Sort your titles out if you are using standard form to represent distance. 15 x 1024 should be 15×10^24, which i might add makes the solar system bigger than the universe according to you. Another blow to listverse and the people who read this and believe it.

    • Kris

      Strike that last bit. Read it wrong 15 x 10^12 not 24. Still a rubbish badly written, unresearched list.

    • Arsnl

      Your stomach is a tad sensitive. Maybe you’re pregnant.

      • Name

        And I’ll never go back.

  • boojum

    rubbish there are to many undiscovered stars and systems out there this list is not gonna be valid for long

    • FriendlyBob

      New discoveries won’t impact the things in this article. They are simply claimed to be immense things, which they are.

  • mr. fonda of the freedom riders

    essentially every point in space on the universe is a spot on the “edge” as we know it. since its difficult to visualize a continuous space as in a 3-dimensional domain, just imagine the universe as a plane with even amount of sides. when an object moving through the plane and reached the edge, the trajectory of the object would be continued to the opposite side.

  • honkster7

    the sun is a mass of incandescent gas

    in a gigantic nuclear furnace

    where hydrogen is built into helium

    at a temperature of millions degrees

    • Dean, James

      Someone has recently found a massive dick orbiting it, should be in this list.

      • Pippa

        Maybe it goes inside the donut?

  • Alisavou

    “10 immense things found in space” starts off with Jupiter? And our Sun? Our own galaxy? There’s so many things out there that we know of, that make all of the above tiny. Much larger galaxies than the Milky way, much larger stars than the Sun and much larger gas giants than Jupiter..

    • Jimbo

      I think he was trying to ease the reader into the true vastness of space.

      • Alisavou

        No reason to do that.. I mean the list actually states on number 10 that Jupiter is the largest planet! Even though it explains later on that it’s the larges one in our Solar system, it’s still a wrong and misleading headline. And even mentioning Jupiter among the 10 immense things is wrong.. The only things that actually fit in this list are number 7, 6, 3, 2 and 1 (and the last 2 might even be debatable).

      • Vincent

        If he were to say “99% of all matter in our solar system is contained within the Sun,” that’d be quite an eye-opening example of size and space.

        I’m fascinated by VG Canis Majoris. It takes 8 minutes for light to get to us from the Sun; 8 HOURS for light to get from one side of Canis Majoris to the other, so I read somewhere (which would make its size significantly larger than mentioned in this list). Either way, it’s immense. We are so incredibly insignificant.

  • Me!

    Nope, no sir. In order to touch the end of the universe (assuming there is such), we have to travel at a speed faster than the universe is expanding.

    • Pippa

      And, in the opposite direction!
      Eish, everybody but bu*tjob99 knows that!

  • El Jefe

    Pluto isn’t a planet. It hasn’t been for some time now!

    This list has such potential! The only good thing was the image you linked to showing the vastness of the universe.

  • Pippa

    When I close my eyes I can see the vastness of the Universe. And, no, this is not an LOL moment.

  • For just a moment, I thought this list would be interesting. I would’ve love to have seen stuff about the largest star clusters, large nebulae, etc. Instead, we get a list full of inaccuracies (Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, but is no longer the largest planet – that goes to WASP 17b, and YV CMa is no longer considered the largest star – that honor goes to NML Cygni, depending on how you define “star”).

    • ni99a

      Don’t hide your anger towards this list. You know it’s blasphemous for suggesting that there is even another planet. (hence another God)

      • Paradox

        Who said there was only one God per planet?

      • Trolly trolly troll.

        • RaRoss85

          For all we know, there could be some other civilization that worships some sort of ‘God’ that is us….

          Just saying, it is possible.

          I also wonder what the edge of space would feel like, then again, its probably like touching air… its there but it isn’t. I would still like to know what it would be like to be at the edge of time (like in Chrono Trigger). Sorry, game reference.

  • Arsnl

    A nice infographic would be this one to see some of these things to scale
    http://www.numbersleuth.org/universe/

    • Pippa

      You think you’re Carl Sagan now?
      BTW is Universe more chic à Paris watched from Tour Eiffel?

  • Nithin

    I recently watched documentary titled “How big is the universe”. In that they explain that the universe is infinite and is still expanding. How can space be expanding and infinite at the same time? Doesn’t infinite inherently mean that its already infinite and cant grow.. Am i missing something here?

    • Jimbo

      The empty space is infinite. It’s the stuff in it that’s expanding. Stars, planets, dust etc.

    • FriendlyBob

      The universe is not infinite. Neither is empy space. I think they meant that it appears infinite, because if you move far enough you’ll end up where you started.

  • BLEH

    it’s obviously a brick wall at the edge

  • lollistverse

    super outdated list. pluto is no longer a planet, and VY Canis Majoris is no longer the largest known star. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NML_Cygni

  • Tutsrevenge
    • zagging

      Cool link Tuts. Really cool.

    • ruinbuilder

      That is one of the coolest things I have ever seen online. Thanks for the cool link!

  • we get into multiverses and then I have an existential crisis

  • oouchan

    I feel this list is a bit lacking and obvious with most of it’s choices. Was hoping to see a bit more…like the largest comet or something along those lines. Having said that, I appreciate the author’s attempt. I can see a need for a follow up list.

    Good start.

  • LuvsHorror

    Who won the contest?

    • ParusMajor

      Usain Bolt

  • Pippa

    Whoever is rearranging the chronological order of comments is doing a banged-up job!
    LOL!
    Some comments appear only partially and some, like mine, don’t see the light of day!
    And, i didn’t even swear once today because it’s Sunday, Goddammit!

    • ni99a

      How does it feel to be ignored (except by me)?

      • Pippa

        URANUS!
        URANUS!
        URANUS!

      • Will Trame

        Actually, friend, by baiting others you are proving yourself to be a much bigger a**hole than we can possibly aspire to be. It is trolls such as yourself….NOT people like Bluesman, Maggot, myself, and countless other commenters….that put such an ugly blemish on this website.

  • KjEvin

    The universe has been hypothesized to be flat, not doughtnut shaped (math involved. check it if u want)…so there should be an ‘end’ ….right?

    • Xyroze

      Why? Can’t there be just an edge of our current expansion? In order to overcome it you would just have to travel speeds in excess of the expansion speed for long enough. What is so incomprehensible about there just being emptiness from the perspective of the observer from there? That isn’t to say there couldn’t be anything beyond it, but who ever said reality needs to have a physical boundary?

  • meh

    Either you didn’t know Pluto got dismissed as a planet or you’re like me and ignored that dismissal. Pluto is still a planet!

    • Xyroze

      Why stop there? Why not also declare the orbits of the solar system to be circular instead of ovular? Better yet, why not decide that the universe is geocentric and everything revolves directly around us?

      When you start picking and choosing which scientific realizations you want to ignore, it stops being science.

    • Pippa

      Pluto is now known as JLO’s behind :-)

      • RaR85

        Best comment for today, Pippa. Made me laugh.

  • ww

    Just as something fun, the stars are probably white. At a temperature as high as the sun’s, white is the only possible color. We only get yellow from the light bouncing off molecules in the air, and from scientists coloring in pictures taken by the satellites.

    • Xyroze

      …What?

      • ww

        Because of the intense heat of the sun, it’s white not yellow.

        • Xyroze

          While yes, the sun’s light is primarily white and the majority of the yellow color comes from scattering of light in our atmosphere, stars do have different colors, if only minutely by your standards. It’s still substantial in scientific terms as far as determining the star’s composition, speed and direction, and primarily its temperature.

      • Pippa

        He’s talking about pe*ing on the snow, ok?

  • Pippa

    Don’t try this while driving or flying an aircaft, you may meet your Universal Maker!

    • Pippa

      This comment belongs below my above comment re: seeing Universe with my eyes closed.
      Now, if I get any lawsuits from Americans who tried this while driving or flying an aircraft, I will hold the comments’ rear-ranger personally responsible.

  • Lelli

    This is all a load of shit! Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior or burn in hell for these atrocious falsities. The Solar System ends at God’s kingdom’s gates. Besides, there is no proof for all of this. We have never left our Solar System and we never will, because that is where it ends!!! Everything else is created by GOD to distinguish his true faithfuls and the heathens! OPEN YOUR EYES AND ACCEPT HIM BEFORE YOU ALL BURN

    • Paradox

      If I go to hell, fine.At least I’ll have led a fulfilling life, not doing anything morally wrong.Ciao!

    • Pippa

      Mind you don’t fall off the edge of the Earth!

    • Xyroze

      You’re trying too hard. It makes it obvious.

    • UmbraTempestas

      Obvious troll is obvious.

  • Borten

    Not sure if this is has been pointed out already, but how can multiverses be one of the 10 immense things found in space, when they are a). at this point only hypothetical and b). as you state in the article, comprising the entirety of space?

    Nit picking yes, but what do you expect from the comment section.

    • Pippa

      U write poetry?

      • Borten

        How did you know?

        I go under the alias Lil’ Wayne and recite them to the funky fresh beatz and melodies of the day. Maybe you’ve heard some of my stuff? It’s pretty good.

        • Pippa

          Oh, yeah…u da one who penned:
          ” Here i sit
          broken-hearted
          tried to s*it
          but only fa*rted!”
          yeah, u’re famous, man!

        • Pippa

          Oh, yeah…u da one who penned:
          ” Here i sit
          broken-hearted
          tried to s*it
          but only fa*ted!”
          yeah, u’re famous, man!

  • What is the astronomical designation for the “cloud” harboring 140 trillion times more water than all of Earth’s oceans combined? I would like to read up on the subject.

    • Pippa

      Go ahead, son, noone’s stopping you!

  • Will Trame

    The multiverse concept is indeed intriguing. Reminds me of the old “Sliders” TV series.

    • Pippa

      Ah, parallel Universe. Most of my dreams are in parallel Universe. Actually, all dreams are.

  • jthomann

    Meh. Too American.

    • kirbluv

      :)

  • Chang

    You forgot my wang :)

  • dcyfr1

    Mindboggleling how big all the things
    in theuniverse are. I wonder if our solar system could ever be sucked up in a super massive blackhole.

  • Freddie B. Sad

    The universe is truly fascinating and so mysterious. But I differ with the millions of dollars that humans’ spend on trying to unlock these mysteries while there are so many other humans dying because they do not have food to eat.

    Every person that eats 3 meals a day, including myself, should be ashamed even if one person on earth dies because of hunger. It is the lowest possible point in a person’s life when he cannot afford enough food to sustain his life.

    Weight loss is a multi-million dollar industry that revolves around ideas of eating less while everyday people die because they do not have enough to eat. This really makes me sad.

    I’m sorry my comment turned out so irrelevant to the list. Please try and find someone in your area who works to eradicate hunger and contribute.

  • New superstar

    The author made a mistake in #8… Pluto is no longer a planet, proved by the scientific community…..anyway a bit of nice read…

  • Sorrentinosmith

    These are so very Impressive and good List for the Immense thing.
    http://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120918201735AA5JSak

  • drake

    “VYCanis Majoris: Biggest star in the universe”
    “UNIVERSE”
    yea…pretty much lost all credibility there.

  • New superstar

    The author lacks true up-to-date data. Its poorly researched and lacks knowledges about the subject he presented… What he is presenting here are the little things his little brain knows…

  • Kal

    number 1 and 2 are wrong. space are found inside them, not the other way around. also i hate number 1 just because it is stupid. its an unstable system, if every action spawn a new universe, it would exponentially grow out of control.

  • kimbee

    This article: SO MUCH WRONG. Where did you do your research? The library of stupid? Call me next time.

  • neil tyson

    pluto’s not a planet

    • Paradox

      Depends on who you ask, Neil.

      • Unknnown

        Pluto is Mickey Mouse’s dog.

        (sorry, I failed)

        Growing up in the 40’s-90’s , everyone was taught Pluto was the last planet, even tho Neptune and Pluto would switch places every now and then. For people to kill off that thinking, it kinda craps on the guy who found Pluto and the old group who made Pluto a planet. The logic that Pluto is a planet and then there are dwarf planets is fine, but don’t discredit a discovery that was made over 70 years ago. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but some dumba–(es) did….
        Another small, not-related point is cursive writing. Everyone was taught this when they were young. America just got rid of it a couple years ago because “its not useful”. What? And print is really the way to go? So now I can forge almost anyone’s name as long as I know how to spell because the best way to sign your name now is printing. Oh yeah, I see how helpful this will be when identity theft is running rampant because America got too lazy to teach the kids how to write cursive in a way to sign for things….
        (sorry for ranting)

        • Xyroze

          Seriously? Have you lost that much touch with reality that you actually think cursive is still relevant to society? Are you so dense that you think not showing kids another way to draw letters out could have any impact whatsoever on being able to forge signatures? How is one’s hand writing any more or less repeatable when writing it in one font compared to another?

          And you actually think we should keep teaching kids inaccurate science just because you don’t think it’s fair to the researchers who turned out to be wrong? I sincerely hope you don’t have any kind of job dealing with education.

          Your opinions are damaging to the progress of society.

      • Xyroze

        Yes, because some people will tell you the wrong answer.

        There is no gray area about it, despite the convoluted ramblings of people who don’t like change and therefore should keep their opinions out of anything related to science.

        Science doesn’t care what you want. It is based strictly in reality and therefore must be adapted to new evidence when it becomes available whether you like it or not.

        • Paradox

          Excuse me, Xyroze, but there was a VOTING commuter that decided what a planet should be.And not all scientists are unanimous on the decision as to whether Pluto is a planet or an abnormally small hunk of rock.So I will say it again, it all depends on who you ask as to whether Pluto is a planet or whether you decide yourself if it’s a planet.It has a degree of ambiguousness.

          • Xyroze

            Fair enough. There is some resistance to the reclassification. It is unfounded resistance though, and not reclassifying involves reclassifying the rest of the solar system. The loudest voices opposing it are more people who are afraid of change, and have no business interfering with progress.

            Regardless of the opposition, under no currently accepted system of classification is Pluto a full-fledged planet. Continued debate of it is a waste of time and energy that could be much better spent actually exploring more of the universe instead of getting held up and throwing a hissy fit about whether or not a rock’s title should be demoted.

        • Paradox

          I see your point, but mine still stands.Planethood doesn’t matter.More or less, you decide.

        • Paradox

          About dark energy, is it an expansion of space, or placement of matter?

          • Xyroze

            My understanding of Dark Energy is that it is the force attributed to the increasing distances between stellar objects, thereby expanding the boundaries of the universe as a whole. The expansion of space is a byproduct of the displacement of matter.

        • Paradox

          Watch this, hopefully you’ll understand:http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-eSusM_XGnM

  • Ibrahim

    Nice joke of multiverse There are only 7 universe

  • god

    no no granneys whore house is at the end of the universe