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Your Life On Earth

BBC Earth have an excellent interactive, personalised just for you. “Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. Investigate … 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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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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The Day The Earth Smiled – Success!

The day the Earth smiled happened on July 19th 2013. The above picture is the result. Taken by Cassini, we can see the pale blue dot of Earth and the moon nestled under the famous rings of Saturn. It’s a … 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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60 Second Adventures In Astronomy

“Ever wondered where the Universe came from? Or more importantly, where it’s headed? Voiced by David Mitchell, this series of twelve 60 second animations examines different scientific concepts from the big bang to relativity, from black holes to dark matter. … 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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