Star sizes are . . . variable. Oct 28, 2019 3:42:56 GMT
Post by senko on Oct 28, 2019 3:42:56 GMT
Ok first off the last paragraph in this post is just why I got to thinking about this and isn't relevant to the point but its there if your curious.
I was looking at the sizes of known star's in the universe to see how large and small they got and I found the results surprising. The largest known star in the universe detectable by our instruments is 1,708 times the size of our sun and that's radius. To put it another way side to side you can fit 3416 suns inside this other star and the same amount top to bottom thousands of our suns fitting inside it. Sure its a pulsating star that gets bigger and smaller but still if my calculations are right the sun to earth is only 215 solar radius so we'd fit neatly inside it easily. Now on the other side of the scale the smallest known star is only the size of Saturn. I find it interesting that one star would probably swallow our inner solar system whole while another isn't as large as the largest planet in our solar system and both are red stars on the colour spectrum.
Research continues and reveals that the star mentioned above is only 30 times as massive as our sun while the most massive known is 300 times as massive and interestingl only 30 times the suns radius nice symmetry there. If it were swapped with our sun, it would outshine our closest star as much as the sun currently outshines the moon, would reduce earth's year to 3 weeks and lets not talk about the radiation. The scary thing is its already lost a huge amount of mass since the big bang.
Meanwhile the least massive has only 1.5% the mass of our sun. It only has 15 times as much mass as Jupiter and astronomers are debating if it should even be classed as a star at all. Poor things may join Pluto in being reclassified.
Then we get things like the Pistol Star which radiates as much energy in 20 seconds as our sun does in a year.
I was consideirng my theory (not based on canon sources just house rule equivilent) that you could fit a smaller eye of harmony in a TARDIS than the one on Gallifrey. Think small generator vs nuclear power plant so while both eyes of harmony generate unlimited energy reserves they have different accessible reserves. That is they'll run forever but can only provide so much power per second so the larger one on Gallifrey can power their entire civilization and thousands of TARDIS's during the war but one inserted on a TARDIS to allow operations in other univeres and beyond the range of Gallifrey only has enough power at any one time to power said TARDIS it will last forever but wont run a second one. I also need to consider star colour spectrum but that's for the future. Anyway that's just backstory but I think my theory works Rassilon created the original Eye of Harmony from a supermassive star long ago and during the time war they started making much smaller, less powerful eyes of harmony like the one we see in the Doctor's tardis generating far less power per second than the true or original eye of harmony but contained inside a TARDIS supplying it with that power in any circumstance such as visiting another universe.