Our Planet

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


The title describes itself. Artist and designer Josh Worth has created a great web page which is actually a scaled model of our solar system. He scaled the Moon to only one pixel (the radius of the Moon is 1,737 km / 1079.322 mi) and put the planets and other objects like the Kuiper Belt accordingly.
Since the human brain cannot deal with the really large numbers, it is a good way to understand how big is our Solar system actually (it is really big!).

Click on the image below to see the animation. And get ready to scroll a lot, because most of space is just… space.

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel