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Warning: Solar System Scaled Down to Pixels (Can you complete the journey?)

By MK Thomas

OK, so…. OK…. Hold on… I need to keep it together.

OK.. So, I know quite a bit about the size and the scale of the solar system. Even then, you cannot really make a good sense of it. If the scale, distances, and size of the solar system are incomprehensible, what about the galaxy? or the Universe? There is just no proper way to describe it.

Now, and thanks to Josh Worth, you can have an idea of how massive is the solar system. Now I must warn you, this is a really long journey. Even on the little scale and on the screen of your computer. I finished it while watching two episodes of the Simpsons, which was about 45 minutes travelling at a speed that was much much faster than the speed of light (of course it is only simulation, there is no such speed, we can’t even get to the speed of light). If you travel at the speed of light (on your computer) it would take you hours to get to the end of the solar system. The simulation is amazing. It is also CRAZY.

Solarsystemscale

So, the distances and sizes are at pixel scale where the moon is the size of 1 (One) pixel. and the sun is scaled down to what you see in the image above.

All planets are featured and the journey to each one of them is just terrifying. It can drive you mad and you are just sitting by your screen. Imagine if you were really travelling the actual distance.

Anyways…

Here is the site: Josh Worth Pixel Space Solar System

Check out the video contributions by Our Library Friend Mr. Tom Pickett:

The solar system (in 13 Minutes)

Solar System HD

Check out the Mars Video by Tom

Also:

Check this easy and quick visit to Mars

Have fun!

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