Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Solar System at Scale

Two things about our solar system.

  1. It's big.
  2. It's mostly empty.
 It's hard to get a handle on how big and how empty - most models have both the relative sizes of and distances between the planets completely out of whack. But thanks to the power of the internet, there's a true model you can see. You need either a half-mile-wide monitor, or a strong finger to hold down the scroll button...for a really, long time.

Did I mention space is really big and empty?
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