Thursday, June 28, 2007

It's a small world

Someone forgot to tell Pluto he wasn't invited.

[I'd love to acknowledge the source of these but I got them zillionth hand in a tacky email from a workmate.]

Betelgeuse is Orion's red toe:

[This image from hubble via a boojum].

Those of you who are under the misapprehension that it is summer will also think that Betelgeuse is Orion's head.

1 comment:

.carla said...

Agh! I've always intellectually known that the earth isn't big (and neither is the sun), but those pictures make the point extremely well.