1/25/08

Here's Some Perspective

Here's Earth & the other terrestrial planets (yeah, lay off on the Pluto debate!):
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Now, here's the planets of the solar system - to scale:
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Continuing, we have the planets in scale to the Sun:
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Feeling small yet? Just wait - we're only getting started:
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Well, the last one was humbling, but that's nothing compared to the next scale:
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Keep in mind that Antares isn't even the largest star in the sky. That honor goes to Canis Majoris - about 1800 to 2100 times the size of Sol.

It's pretty humbling isn't it? I guess when you see this in comparison to Earth, it makes us seem so small & insignificant.

3 comments:

Roses said...

I was waiting to see a politician's ego in the last frame.

Mrs. Who said...

Roses: LOLOLOL!!!! Which Clinton's?

HapKiDo said...

Roses,
Oh man! That would have been classic.
Too bad I didn't think of it...

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