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 astronomical bodies like the Kuiper Belt objects 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 the space is just… space.

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

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M. Özgür Nevres

I am a software developer, a former road racing cyclist, and a science enthusiast. Also an animal lover! I write about the planet Earth and science on this website, ourplnt.com. You can check out my social media profiles by clicking on their icons.

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