“Mummmmm”,”yes”. “I have a question”. “Go on then, tell me about it”. “Brian Cox says the sun is a star, why is it bigger than other stars?” “Because it is” is not a viable option.
Before I started to look for an answer I became sidetracked reading about Professor Brian Cox. One of his inspirer’s had been Carl Sagan. So, I thought who is Carl Sagan.
Well, on my travels so to speak, I read one of Carl Sagan’s quotes and thought that will do me.
“I went to the librarian and asked for a book about stars … And the answer was stunning.
It was that the Sun was a star but really close. The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light …
The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.” – Carl Sagan