Thursday, March 19, 2015

Think the Earth is Big? Think Again.

I was reminded recently that I had saved these images.  They do a great job of illustrating just how big some objects out there in the universe actually are...and by comparison just how small the Earth is when you come right down to it.


  1. Where's Pluto? I know it was once a planet but I still like to think it still is.

  2. If you really want scale, Chip, then try comparing distances between object. Then it gets really mindboggling.

  3. @thevoid99 and TSorensen - I'll always consider Pluto a planet. I remember reading a book when I was a kid about Clyde Tombaugh and how he discovered it.

    My home state (Maine) actually has a to-scale setup of the solar system, including Pluto, that spans 40 miles from it to the Sun. It is a 1:93,000,000 mile scale, so Earth is one mile away. Here's a link for it:

    Clicking on the names will bring you to pictures of each object, incuding a 1 inch diameter Pluto.