A scale model of our solar system


A SCALE MODEL OF OUR
SOLAR SYSTEM

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Our Solar System in Perspective

How big is big?

We scaled down our solar system to fit on this page, mind you it is just over 500,000 pixels long, 560,000 to be exact, and one pixel is equal to 5,0000 miles. 

Sun

Lets begin our journey at the Sun, point zero.

With a diameter of 865,000 miles it is 173 pixels wide in our scale.

Next stop, Mercury

Mercury

Welcome to mercury, 7,000 pixels down our page, a mere average distance of 35 million miles.

Can't spot Mercury? It's that lone pixel to the left, actually it should only be .6 pixels but we had to round up. Mercury has a diameter of 3,031 miles.

Next stop, Venus

Venus

Welcome to Venus, we are now 13,400 pixels from the Sun which translates into an average distance of 67 million miles.

At 7,522 miles in diameter Venus should be just over 1.5 pixels so we rounded up to 2 pixels.

Next stop, Earth

Earth

Welcome home, you are now 18,600 pixels from the Sun, and average distance of 93 million miles.

At 7,926.41 miles in diameter, like with Mars, we had to round up to 2 pixels.

Next stop, Mars

Mars

Welcome to the Red planet, an average of 142 million miles from the Sun, in our scale, 28,400 pixels from the Sun.

Mars has a diameter of 4,222 miles, slightly under 1 pixel, you, if you squint, you just might spot the spot on the left.

Next stop, Jupiter

Jupiter

We are now 484 million miles away from the Sun, Jupiter's average orbit, in pixels it works out to 96,800.

At 88,700 miles in diameter, easily our biggest planet, Jupiter is represented by 18 pixels.

Next stop, Saturn

Saturn

We just travelled another 81,200 pixels to get to Saturn, 178,000 pixels from the Sun. In miles, an average distance of 890 million miles.

Saturn has a diameter of just over 74,000 miles or just under 15 pixels.

Next stop, Uranus

Uranus

We are now 358,000 pixels down the page, we travelled a scaled 1.79 billion miles, to get the Uranus' average distance from the sun.

At just under 32,000 miles in diameter, Uranus is represented by 6 pixels.

Last stop, Neptune

Neptune

Welcome to the last planet in our solar system. We are now 2.8 billion miles from the Sun, a whopping 560,000 pixels.

At 30,707 miles in diameter Neptune in our scale is 6 pixels round.




A scale model of our solar system

A scale model of our solar system

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