Friday, July 11, 2014

If the Moon Were Only One Pixel - a Truly Humbling Map of the Solar System

Space is big. 

As in really, really, REEEAAAALLY big. How big?

Well, let's have a little looky loo.

Prepare yourself for a Hell of a lot of scrolling. This solar map is pretty amazing, because it really puts into perspective the distances between us and pretty much everything else in just our tiny corner of the Milky Way alone

By the way, there's a little "hidden" feature in there - a light speed button in the lower right! What's astounding is how SLOW light travels when it comes to the mind-bendingly huge distances of space! 

No comments:

Post a Comment