11 November 2014

Scale Reference

I mentioned once that space is big.

With the sun scaled to a grain of sand, the milky way model fits just inside Pluto's orbit.  I mentioned it before.

Another scale model!

Make the sun the size of a ball from a Bic pen (1.2mm). 8.62x10^-13!

Alpha Centuari is 22.11 miles away at this scale.

Pluto is 16' 7-5/16" (5.06m) from the sun.  Earth is a mere 5" (and it's an infinitesimal 0.01mm in diameter).

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