I still don’t understand the relative size of planets. The universe is too big and my sense of scale is too small to fathom such large numbers. I wish someone would explain it to me like I was five years old. What? Avi Solomon used fruit illustrations to roughly show a relatable scale? Nice. [via Boing Boing]
Planets as fruit to show scale
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It’s All Greek (or Chinese or Spanish or…) to Me
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Shifting Parent Work Hours, Mom vs. Dad
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