Sunday, July 14, 2013

Writers4Writers And A Fun Fact

W4WS: Thanks again everyone for supporting a really amazing and awesome venture! Hosted by Mary Pax, Christine Raines, and C.M. Brown, and myself, the objective is to help other writers to succeed.
 
Our Mission:
• Help writers bring awareness of their book(s) to tens of thousands of new people
• Help writers reach Amazon Top 100 in at least one category (i.e., suspense, free, etc.)
• Increase sales of their book(s) after the promo is over
• Drive new traffic to their blog and increase following
• Create verbal and viral buzz.
 
This month's spotlighted writers are Catherine Stine and Brinda Berry!
 
What To Do, You Ask? Simply stop by Catherine’s and Brinda’s sites and copy and paste their pre-written Tweets into your Twitter account.
 
Or go to #W4WS on Twitter and Retweet something. You can do this once, twice, all week long, or as much as you feel inspired.
 
Or click the W4WS Facebook Page and then share their links with your Facebook friends and writers groups. thus enabling Catherine and Brinda to reach countless new people they could never before reach!
 
If You Want More Information, CLICK HERE and sign up. Then check in every third Monday of each month to help support and promote a brother or sister in the Blogosphere. Simple. Easy. Powerful.
 
As always, thanks for participating (sign up if you haven’t already) and for your support.

Did You Know: Even on the clearest night, the human eye can only see about 3,000 stars. There are an estimated 100,000,000,000 in our galaxy alone!

Fun Fact: One of the biggest stars in our night sky is VY Canis Majoris; a red hypergiant star in the Canis Major constellation, located about 5,000 light-years from Earth. University of Minnesota professor Roberta Humphreys recently calculated its upper size at more than 1,540 times the size of the Sun.

Placed in our Solar System, its surface would extend out past the orbit of Saturn. That’s the biggest star that we know of, but the Milky way probably has dozens of stars that are even larger, obscured by gas and dust so we can’t see them.

Check out this quick clip to see just how large this star really is!

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26 comments:

  1. That's one big star...
    All set to promote Brinda and Catherine tomorrow!

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  2. Loved the fun fact-- your science facts are so interesting. Hard to fathom a star that size.

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  3. W4W is such a great thing. And, wowzer, I'm not sure I even know what number that is. A hundred billion stars, and we can only see 3,000?

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  4. Well as our minds can't really comprehend the size of most of the Planets close to us, how could we possibly grasp the size of the VY Canis Majoris.

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  5. Thanks Alex! We can always count on you!

    Julie, and to think there may be even bigger stars out there. Wow!

    LG, And that's just our Milky Way galaxy. There are billions of other galaxies out there too. Phew!

    Jo, the thought is mind boggling but fun to try and comprehend.

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  6. Loved the fun fact... I didn't know we only saw so few stars... very interesting.

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  7. That's a very big star! It's a little mind boggling how big our universe is! :)

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  8. That's a great fun fact!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  9. It's hard to imagine a star that big.

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  10. Wow that giant star is something else!

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  11. Yay for W4WS day! And holy cow, that is a huge star.

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  12. Oh yeah, that's a hypergiant for sure!

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  13. What's even more fascinating are the super novas, hyper novas, and black holes they can result in. But that's a blog for another day.

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  14. Love being able to support Brinda and Catherine. Totally blew it on my blog, but am covering them on Twitter and fb and Google+. W4WS going strong!

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  15. Woohoo! I'm ready to retweet. :D

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  16. The size of those stars is mindboggling. I now feel appropriately tiny.

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  17. Posted and tweeted about Brinda and Catherine- yay for W4WS!

    And WOW- your random space facts never fail to amaze me, Stephen!

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  18. wow, are you sure we can only see about 3,000 stars? I remember going to the mountains one wintery night. I've never seen such a clear night with sooooo many stars. The sky was awash with stars. Such an amazing sight away from the city lights.

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  19. you would never think it was that big!

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  20. What I really like about W4WS is the Twitter hashtag. All I have to do is go there and Retweet a few Tweets. I can do this all day long.

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  21. What a great way to help other writers!

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  22. Nice idea for a group. What a clever logo!

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  23. I think Writers 4 Writers is a really nice thing!

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  24. Okay, not sure how I missed this one? I seem to be missing everything I sign up for lately - I need to get more focused... but Sharknado... giggle.

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  25. This is so cool. I love how supportive the writing community is.

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