This is a design to showcase the biggest star (VY Canis Majoris) and compare it with increasingly smaller but also increasingly familiar bodies.
The color given to each body is its average color, and in case of the stars reflects how hot it is. Stars that emit blue or even ultraviolet light are the hottest, while stars that emit red light are significantly cooler.
Below each name of the star you will find how many solar radii big they are (1 solar radius is the size of the Sun). In case of the planets, it shows how many Earth radii each body is.
VY Canis Majoris is 1,800 to 2,100 solar radii big, which means that 5,832,000,000 to 9,621,000,000 Suns will fit into VY Canis Majoris.
Our sun is the only star close enough to make proper photographs of, so all other photos were unusable in this presentation. Artists’ impressions aren’t always equally accurate. For example, the Sun looks red in all photo’s, yet it’s classified as a yellow dwarf, and it emits yellow to greenish light.
That’s why I chose to make an abstract representation of each body, because in this presentation only size and color matters; not what the body actually looks like. Browse the web if you want to find out what they look like.
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Color signatures of novels’ visual content by Jaz Parkinson. More. Looks like it may be possible to order prints, and even make requests!
(I just finished reading The Road and I can’t believe there is even THAT much color.)
BUILD YOUR OWN LITHOSPHERE
TOP: THE PARTS OF A VOLCANO
1) magma chamber, 2) bedrock, 3) conduit (pipe), 4) base, 5) sill, 6) branch pipe, 7) layers of ash, 8 ) flank, 9) layers of lava, 10) throat, 11) parasitic cone, 12) lava flow, 13) vent, 14) crater, 15) ash cloud. ( via )
BOTTOM: Example of how to place tectonic plates Volcano should be placed at a location where plates are either coming together or pulling apart.