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Which is bigger the solar system or the universe?
the universe is bigger than a solar system. Obviouisly, because there are many solar systems in our galexy, and many galexies in our universe, there may be more that one universe contained in what I choose to call 'Infinity'.
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No. The largest star yet discovered is VY Canis Major. It's diameter falls roughly within the orbit of Saturn. Cosmologist believe (although this could change tomorrow) that s…tars likely cannot be much larger. VY CMaj is near the end of it's life cycle. While it is producing an atmosphere containing elements that scientists have not known the source of, and is one of the most luminous objects in the Milky Way, cosmologically speaking, it will not exist much longer.
The age of the universe is in the realm of 14-13 billion years old, and the age of the solar system is approximately 4.56 billion years old.
The solar system consists of the planets and debris in orbit around our star. There are many solar systems in our galaxy, ours is but one of myriads (many thousands--possibly… even billions). Each of the stars in our galaxy orbits about the center of the galaxy. Our sun requires some 200 million years to complete one orbit. To give some idea of the scale of the solar system, although earth whips around the sun once every year, Uranus (the furthest planet from the sun within our solar system) takes 84 years. Pluto takes 250 years to complete one revolution. While it would take light some 25 hours to cross from one section of the solar system to the other, it takes light 263 million hours (30 thousand years) to get from the sun to the center of the galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy is about a hundred thousand light years from side to side, and is one of some one hundred billion galaxies existing within our universe. Does the Milky Way Galaxy occupy a special place within the universe? No. Our galaxy is large, but otherwise fairly unremarkable. Our sister galaxy, Andromeda, is the biggest galaxy in our local group (about 20 galaxies). There are some galaxy WAY bigger than ours, containing trillions of stars.
No, the solar system is just the same give to the system of planets which orbit the Sun. There are millions of similar systems in this galaxy and there are millions of galaxie…s in the universe.
Our sun is not bigger than the solar system. The sun is a star, and it contains over 99.9% of the mass of the solar system, but the solar system is much bigger than the sun.
you can't really know the universe is so vast that it is impossible to tell if there is a star bigger that the solar system there are numerous amounts of data unknown about sp…ace. That's just my knowledge because there is so much we do not know about other solar systems and galaxies. Than again i could be wrong. If you mean our solar system, then it may be possible, although unlikely. The logical conclusion would be that a star that big would either have so little mass that it would fly apart and cease to exist (or maybe form a Nebula?), or it would have so much mass that it would collapse upon itself and be a smaller star or form a black hole. If you mean larger than its own solar system, then no, there would not be a solar system since it would be engulfed in the star. The largest known star, VY Canis Majoris, is thought to be so large that it would extend beyond the orbit of Saturn, if it were to be placed in our solar system. One could think that that's almost as big as the solar system but, if you define the size of the system as the diameter of the orbit of the outermost planet, then it's still only about as big as a third of our solar system.
Galaxy. Solar system contain planets and stars. While thousands of stars makes up a Galaxy A Galaxy. Our Milky Way Galaxy is ~100,000 light years across. Our S…olar system is a mere ~0.005 light years across.
There are on the order of 100,000,000,000 (one hundred billion) galaxies in the universe, as far as current telescopes can detect. Some of these galaxies may hold up to 100,00…0,000,000 stars, but most galaxies probably contain at least 10,000,000,000 stars. Young galaxies under 2,000,000,000 years old may not have formed many solar systems yet, while very old galaxies more than 10,000,000,000 years old may have very few galaxies left. For the galaxies of middle age, as many as 1/4 of the stars may possess solar systems. My comment: While the answer above is true based upon current knowledge, it is essentially incorrect. The answer to your question is: ONE. Our Sun is named Sol - and the system of planets and other objects orbiting it are referred is referred to as "Solar", being of Sol. So other planetary systems exist, but they are not "Solar"... Comment: The above is incorrect, the answer above is for our known universe not the entire universe. There may be even more. The universe doesn't have a known edge, or a wall so, it's really hard to say. It would be possible to even say infinite, though scientists really hate the word infinite ;)
Yes, the solar system is within the galaxy.
A nebula by far. One nebula's fingertips ( I think it's the eagle nebula? or horseshoe?) is 3 times as big as the solar system itself.
Within the actual universe, there is no way to know. However within the observable universe, since we are the one's observing, our solar system is at the very center. …
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The Solar System is our Sun, the planets, their moons and a whole host of other interstellar stuff. Our Solar System is part of the Milky Way Galaxy, a collection of bil…lions of Stars. Our Milky way is a galaxy part of a collection of many galaxies called the Local Group. Our Local Group is part of the the super cluster called the Virgo Super Cluster which is part of the Universe. So YES.
A solar system is a star with planets going around. Like our sun (which is a star) and all of its planets. A solar system is the smallest of your three. A galaxy is a gro…up (millions) of stars, each of which may or may not have planets. The universe is everything, which includes hundreds of thousands of galaxies and other stuff too. Since it is everything it is the largest.
As we only know of our own in any definite terms we cannot say which is the largest. Nor are we ever likely to be able to do so.
That can't really be compared. A constellation is, roughly speaking, a general direction in the sky, so you can't really assign a size to it.