Our sun: in the grand scheme of stars in the universe, there’s really nothing that special about it. It’s only special to us and our life here on earth. It’s just an average yellow dwarf, the sort of sun that would float under everyone’s radar in high school. And this is a visualization comparing its relative unspectacularness to Stephenson 2-18, the largest known star, a red hypergiant that’s 2,143 times wider. Now that — that’s a star. It was probably captain of the football team AND homecoming king. Me? I was a dwarf planet and used to hacky sack at lunch with a ragtag gang of other Plutos. Look at us now though! “Never amounted to anything.” Not a single thing, even combined.