VFX Artist Reveals the True Scale of the Universe (2023)


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Have you seen those videos that show the scale of our universe, they're pretty neat, because they demonstrate just how much larger other stars in our galaxy are than our own sun.

However, my problem with these videos is that we quickly lose context of scale, because as each new star is introduced, they appear visually the same as the one before it.

So we're just kind of left thinking, yeah, I guess we're pretty tiny in the scale of the universe.

But I want to know just how tiny we are.

So instead of using a scale that changes in this video it's going to be locked, and just like you can have miniature scale models.

Our scale is 1 to 190 million that shrinks the universe down to a point where the earth is the size of a tennis ball.

And that makes the moon the size of a nerf ball.

Now, ask yourself this question, how far away would they be from each other elbow's bent just a little bit here? Right here? I'll tidally lock it because it took the astronauts three days that'll do there here, actually our little moon would be all the way over here, seven feet away.

The real moon sits 250 000 miles from the earth at its furthest point in orbit and here's a fun fact, if you were to line up each planet in the solar system right next to each other, they could actually fit between the earth and the moon next to earth.

We would put mercury venus and mars and then expand outwards to jupiter, followed by saturn and then uranus and neptune.

And you can even throw little pluto in here for good measure.

This it's just crazy that they actually fit there.

And if you want to read more about this crazy cosmic coincidence, I've linked a really interesting article by astronomer phil plate as you can see, even at the scale, jupiter is pretty big.

You could fit 1300 earths within the volume of jupiter.

But that is nothing compared to the sun.

And for that we have to go outside.

Now at this scale, the sun would be half a mile away.

So for simplicity's sake, I'm just gonna put the sun right here, oh god.

So bright.

Okay, let's.

Not actually simulate the brightness, too let's, bring that down.

Okay, that's better at this scale.

The sun would be 24 feet wide, which is over half the width of this whole street.

In fact, it's so big, the sun could fit 1.3 million earths inside of it.

That's pretty crazy.

Now, our sun is actually larger than most stars as a yellow dwarf it's bigger than 80 of the stars in the entire universe.

Most stars are red dwarfs and they're about half the size of our sun.

But even if the sun is above average size, it's, certainly not the biggest let's.

Look at sirius, no not series.

Black that's serious.

It is the brightest star in the night sky because it is only eight and a half light years away combined with the fact that it is 20 times brighter than our sun.

You can even see sirius in most light polluted cities.

Now, a quick side note about these comparisons I'm, simply focusing on the diameters of each of these stars and that doesn't necessarily correlate to how much mass a star has or how bright they appear.

Because some of these stars have ballooned to such a huge volume that they appear.

Absolutely massive like arcturus arcturus is 26 times larger than our sun.

Yet it isn't even twice as heavy at our tennis ball scale.

It is 610 feet wide, which is about the length of two football fields.

What is interesting about arcturus is that it is flying in a different direction from all the other stars in our galaxy.

And therefore it is hypothesized that it was actually formed in another galaxy that at some point.

The last several billion years was eaten up by our own milky way.

Zooming out we get rigel, which would be so large, it'd be taller than new york, city's freedom tower at 1 872 feet tall, that's, pretty big, but even though it's so large, it's, actually a tiny little baby star.

And I actually mean that literally it's only eight million years old compared to our sun, which is four and a half billion years old.

That is the difference between a 100 year old person and a two-month-old baby, except this baby is destined to explode in a supernova.

Not all stars go supernova, though our own sun, for instance, is going to continue expanding until it's over a mile wide at our scale.

Over the course of the next five billion years.

It will turn into a red giant 256 times bigger than it is right now.

Hey, hey, no need to worry though because only in about one billion years, are we going to lose all of our oceans? Thanks to the fact that they're growing up oil away, but here's a star that even puts that to shame beetlejuice beetlejuice, this star boasts, a waistline that is over a billion miles wide.

Your mama ain't got nothing on this with earth as a tennis ball.

Beetlejuice would stretch over five miles end to end.

It would be ten times taller than the tallest building in the world.

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It is, however, considered to be really close to the end of its life and is very likely to go supernova within a million years.

And when it does, the explosion will be so bright it'll outshine, the full moon and may last as long as a month, but betelgeuse is not the largest star that we've found that honor lies with ui scooty.

What kind of a name is ui scooty.

Astronomers think this might even be the largest star in our galaxy and it's, certainly the largest one we've ever found if it were to replace our sun.

The surface would reach the orbit of saturn.

It would dwarf manhattan at a staggering eight miles wide.

Eight miles central park is only two and a half miles long.

So this is over three times longer than that to put that into perspective that is higher than the cruising altitude of all airlines.

These stars are the size of cities.

And here we are living on a tennis ball.

Do you feel small yet I do.

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What is the scale of the universe? ›

The distances in space are so great that special units called light-years are used to measure them. A light-year is the distance light travels in one year—about 6 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km). The visible universe is huge—it is at least 100 billion light-years across.

What does a VFX artist do? ›

VFX artists create photoreal, digitally-generated imagery. The role requires the seamless integration of these effects into live action in feature films, television and, increasingly, online and console gaming. You'll use the latest technology to produce computer-generated creatures, crowds and other digital assets.

Who made scale of the universe? ›

Developer. The Scale of the Universe is made by Cary and Michael Huang.

Why was the scale of the universe created? ›

Small fluctuations in the density of matter present in the very early universe were massively amplified during inflation. These density fluctuations eventually created the large-scale structure of the universe, including great sheets, bubbles, and clusters of galaxies.

What makes a good VFX artist? ›

Skills & experience

These artists are highly creative in nature and have knowledge of VFX compositing software such as Nuke, Fusion and After Effects. They also have excellent computer skills as well as a strong understanding of Linux/Unix based computer operating systems.

What are VFX artists called? ›

A VFX artist, or visual effects artist, is a member of the team that creates visual images for movies and television. These professionals use computer software to produce animation and special effects, which help add realism to films.

What is the path of a VFX artist? ›

VFX artists never stop learning and trying new things. People will usually work as a junior artist from between one to three years, mid-level artist from three to seven years and senior artist upwards of seven years. Senior artists go on to train junior artists, quality assure work and lead teams.

Why did Clint leave Corridor Crew? ›

You could've folked off and didn't have the success you've had. Clinton: That's why I left Corridor. I left because I knew I wanted to direct a feature film. I wanted to make a movie that the young me would've liked to see.

Who owns Corridor Crew? ›

The Channel is owned by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer.

How many people work at Corridor Crew? ›

It has also created television commercials for various companies, including Machine Zone and Google. Corridor Digital has nine full-time employees (January 2019), including founders Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer.

What is the scale of the universe facts? ›

The observable Universe is 93 billion light-years in diameter. Some scientists believe its true size is even scarier than that. By using the Bayesian model averaging, scientists estimated that the Universe is at least 250 times larger than the observable Universe, or at least 7 trillion light-years in diameter.

Where do humans fit on the scale of the universe? ›

Our body size is, weirdly, almost exactly in the middle of the size of the universe. The smallest things we know about are approximately 30 orders of magnitude smaller than we are, and the largest structures in the universe are about 30 orders of magnitude bigger.

What is the scale of the universe galaxy? ›

Distance Information

The Milky Way is about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 km (about 100,000 light years or about 30 kpc) across. The Sun does not lie near the center of our Galaxy. It lies about 8 kpc from the center on what is known as the Orion Arm of the Milky Way.

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