Relative size of astronomy stuff

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Look! More size of very big things with large numbers, compared against things that you’re kind of familiar with. Does this ever get old? The answer is no. Because measurements of planets might as well be random large numbers without anything to scale, John Brady placed things from space on Earth and vice versa.

The image above shows six Earths placed adjacent to each other to show the scale of Saturn’s rings. The one of Earth versus the sun is my favorite.

Sun versus Earth

For more on gaining a sense of scale, see the true size of Africa, Olympic events, fictional and real-life spaceships, or the entire known universe.

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