If the Moon were one pixel in size

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Somehow these space-in-perspective graphics and interactives never get old. I guess the size of space is just that mind-blowing. In the latest addition to the collection, Josh Worth imagines the moon as one pixel for size and from there provides “a tediously accurate scale model of the Solar System.”

It’s a long side-scrolling page that starts at the sun and works its way out to Pluto. You can scroll manually with your mouse, or you can sit back and let it go at the relative speed of light (something to do while waiting for New Horizons images to get here). If you’re impatient, use the icons at the top of the page to quickly navigate to the planets.

See also: the really slow speed of light and an orbital interactive documentary.

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