Just how much bigger is the Earth compared to Mercury, for example? Or how much smaller is the Earth compared to Jupiter?
Every now and then we are presented with a program on television about the planets, the sun, or the solar system. Well, I don't know about you, but I've often thought it would be useful to have a graphic representation of the relative sizes of everything. Just how much bigger is the Earth compared to Mercury, for example? Or how much smaller is the Earth compared to Jupiter?
Well, one of the guys at the How Things Work Yahoo newsgroup recently mentioned a The Size of Our World webpage that provides beautiful illustrations of the different planets compared to each other.
The planets are then placed in context to our sun, and the sun is them shown in the context of other suns (and there are some honking big suns out there, let me tell you!). This is one of those webpages that, when you see it, you say to yourself: "That is such a cool idea; I wish I'd done that!"
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