A Scale Model of the Solar System Drawn in the Desert [the Result is Stunning]

On a dry lake bed in Nevada, the United States, a group of friends built a scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits. They first put a Sun with a diameter of 1.5 meters (5 feet) in the center, and then draw the planets’ orbits accordingly.

Why we should colonize Mars (and other planets and the satellites too)

Alex Kuzoian and Jessica Orwig of Business Insider have prepared a video titled “Here’s why Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars”. In the video below, we see some reasons why we should colonize Mars someday.

Earth to scale

We are living on a tiny life-bearing rock, an oasis, in a large, very large, and hostile desert called “Universe“. The universe is big, really big, in fact, even our solar system is shockingly large compared to Earth. But again, our brains have problems dealing with big numbers and large objects. Jacqui Frank of Business …

There might be a 9th planet beyond Pluto [and it’s a giant!]

Astronomers now think there’s a 9th planet in the solar system almost certainly (hint: it’s not Pluto). The farthest planet from our Sun is probably a giant, smaller than Neptune but likely larger than the Earth. It is informally called Phattie, but commonly known as Planet Nine.

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel [A tediously accurate map of the Solar System]

If the Moon were only 1 pixel in diameter on a map, what would be the scale of the Solar System? Artist and designer Josh Worth has created a great web page that actually answers this question – a tediously accurate map of the Solar System. He scaled the Moon to only one pixel (the …

If Earth had rings like Saturn, this is what it would look like

What if Earth had rings like Saturn? What it would look like? Probably, our sky would look amazing. The rings would look quite different from the cities and latitudes across the world. It’s interesting to imagine how it would affect the culture throughout time. It would have influenced religion, mythology, navigation, etc.

Pale Blue Dot

The farthest spacecraft from Earth, NASA’s Voyager 1 (see notes 1) probe took a photo of planet Earth on February 14, 1990, from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles, 40 AU (see notes 2) from Earth. The photo is known as the Pale Blue Dot. In the photograph, Earth is …