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The Scale of the Solar System With a Soccer Ball, a Drone, Pin Heads, and Planet Nine

I love models that demonstrate the incredible size and space of the Solar System, very much so because many illustrations and diagrams fail to portray it accurately (and for very good reason…it’s enormous.) The most recent is shown here, enthusiastically created and narrated by former NASA engineer Mark Rober. This particular demonstration is unique in that it’s the only one (that I’ve seen so far) that includes the newest possible-planet in the Solar System, “Planet Nine,” a Neptune-mass world that may orbit the Sun up to four times farther away than Pluto. Check it out above, and you can find some other cool scale models of the Solar System I’ve encountered previously below.

(And remember kids, space is really, really, really BIG.)

How Big is the Solar System?
What is Space?
If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel
A Matter of Scale
A Scale Model of the Solar System Like You’ve Never Seen Before

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on March 9, 2016, in Earth, Just for Fun, sun and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. i like your article, very inspiring and thank you for your post

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  2. I Liked Your Article, Your Article Very Inspiration

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  3. For me the better demonstration that how is our solar system and at scale is the video by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh. That’s the best video and the Planet Nine don’t still existed…
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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