Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Solar System: It's Big!!!

If you ever wondered how big our home planetary system is, take a look at this site:

http://www.phrenopolis.com/perspective/solarsystem/

This is a scale model, and it really makes you think:
[...] the planets here are also shown at their true-to-scale average distances from the Sun. That makes this page rather large - on an ordinary 72 dpi monitor it's just over half a mile wide [...]
Thanks to the Bad Astronomer for digging out that great link!!!