Tag Archives: Jupiter

The Not-Planets

With the recent flyby of Pluto, Emily Lakdawalla has created this fantastic scale comparison between the so-called Not-Planets; those celestial bodies that are in our solar system and are of a similar size. This is an excellent way to show … Continue reading

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Sun And Moon Halo

“Two pictures captured on April 1 are combined in this creative day and night composite. Separated in time by about 10 hours the images otherwise match, looking along the coast at Östersund Sweden. The relative times were chosen to show … Continue reading

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Wanderers

“Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of … Continue reading

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If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel

If the moon were only 1 pixel, what would our solar system look like to scale? 1 pixel equates to 3474.8 km. The answer, as I’m sure you’re aware, is a whole lot of nothing. And by nothing, I mean … Continue reading

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Outer Space

Some pretty cool facts about space. Credit to OnlineSchools (although I can’t find the image on their website at all). I knew the majority of the things on the list, but infographics are always interesting to look at. Onwards!

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Driving The Solar System

What would it be like to drive the length of the solar system, and see the scale of the planets in relation to each other? If you’ve ever wondered that, wonder no more! On a 40-mile stretch of highway in … Continue reading

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Planetary Cakes

Everyone loves cake. Everyone loves planets. That may be a slight exaggeration, but what I think we’ll all be able to agree upon is that everyone will love these planetary cakes. Created by Cakecrumbs, these cakes looks amazing, and are … Continue reading

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How Big Is The Solar System?

Another video about scale, huzzah! This one is by PBS Digital Studios, and explores the scale of our solar system. It does a good job of showing just how empty our solar system is, and talks a bit about each … Continue reading

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Scale

I like videos about scale. I’ve posted many different forms of scale before. This one, by Brad Goodspeed, shows how large different planets would be in our sky, compared to what the moon currently is. Can imagine seeing Jupiter in … Continue reading

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Experience The Planets

Experience The Planets is a collective effort to illustrate the wonders of our Solar System. weaving art and science together. The images are truly phenomenal, and really do capture the beauty and magnitude of the planets. The above image shows … Continue reading

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