Fweethawt

To Scale: The Solar System

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This is kinda mind boggling... :Hmm:

 

 

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As awesome as the solar system scale and related distances are, imagine the scale of distances between stars. For instance, the distance to our closest star is 4.2 light years away. This distance is about 8,800 times greater than the farthest planet from the sun, Neptune, while its diameter is only about 10% larger than that of Jupiter.

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36 minutes ago, pantheory said:

As awesome as the solar system scale and related distances are, imagine the scale of distances between stars. 

I know... just as soon as you think you've  got your mind wrapped around it, it hits you again.

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On 4/12/2018 at 5:22 AM, Fweethawt said:

I know... just as soon as you think you've  got your mind wrapped around it, it hits you again.

 

There are actually some cool youtube vids of universe size comparisons with some starting from everyday objects up to the observable universe.

 

What gets freaky is when you realize some stars are bigger than our solar system!

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