Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Relative


See this size comparison? Give you an idea of how small our little blue marble is ...

4 comments:

William Adams said...

Even better is a scale display showing distances --- I still remember the teacher at my grade school setting up a basketball to represent the sun and then sending the class to walk far enough away to be at the orbit of Mercury, then Venus, then Earth (almost halfway down the football field) and once we got all the way across the field, explaining that we were only halfway to Mars....

Daniel Keys Moran said...

I'd love to see someone do this image -- Canis Majoris would extend out to roughly the orbit of Saturn. A graphic showing them side by side would be cool ...

Metalsmith said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEheh1BH34Q&feature=related

Steve Perry said...

Great vid.