planet scale
November 22, 2005 10:13 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know the website that shows the scale distance of planets in our solar system, with scale images by scrolling right , beginnning with the Sun?
posted by plexi to Science & Nature (8 answers total)
 
http://www.troybrophy.com/projects/solarsystem/
posted by Elpoca at 10:25 AM on November 22, 2005


The MeFi link is here.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:26 AM on November 22, 2005


This is not axactly what you are looking for, but you might like Celestia. http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
posted by Raybun at 12:24 PM on November 22, 2005


celestia is AWESOME. I totally forgot about this gem. Thanks!
posted by lyam at 12:25 PM on November 22, 2005




That's an interesting link, ouke. I'd like to reduce the scale even further and use ordinary objects. A basketball for the sun, marbles for Jupiter and Saturn, and a BB for Pluto, a kilometer or so away.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:28 PM on November 22, 2005


I've used the Thousand Yard Model with both high school students and adults. Works great, and is one of my favorites.
posted by richmondparker at 9:07 PM on November 22, 2005


Wonderful, rp. Bookmarked.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:43 PM on November 22, 2005


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