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NOTES:

- The weight in gravitational fields other than Earth's is calculated as a ratio of the surface gravities.

- The amount of gas transformed into stars in the Milky Way Galaxy is equivalent to 3 Suns per year, but newly formed stars can be either lighter or heavier than the Sun so this amount of gas translates into 7 stars per year (Nature, Jan. 5, 2006).

- The amount the Universe expanded is calculated as the amount the furthest galaxy yet observed (Abell 1835 IR1916) has travelled, so it is the visible/observable/Universe-as-we-know-it that is addressed.

- Since the human timescale for life is minuscule a constant expansion rate can be used even though it has been shown to be increasing. Also, the Universe being nearly flat, The Hubble Law is used simply as v=Ho*dist and the distance as a product of time and c.

- The rate of the expansion of the Universe is between 40 and 80 km/sec per million parsec; recent studies using cepheids and fluctuations in the microwave background coincidentally yield a compromise value near 70 km/sec/Mpc.

- The size of the Solar System is defined from the Sun to the Oort cloud of comets (which is 100,000 further than Earth).

- All values have been truncated for ease of display

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