Next Stop, Uranus: A Subway Map Of The Solar System

June 30, 2014


Note: Larger, more legible version right HERE.

This is the Delta-V subway map of our solar system created by Redditor Ucarion. What the hell is Delta-V? A copy/pasted explanation courtesy of Wikipedia while I pour iced coffee in my eyeballs:

In astrodynamics a Δv or delta-v (literally "change in velocity") is a measure of the amount of "effort" that is needed to change from one trajectory to another by making an orbital maneuver. It is a scalar that has the units of speed.

Delta-v is produced by the use of propellant by reaction engines to produce a thrust that accelerates the vehicle.

I hope that made sense, because I'm not explaining it myself. I'm not very good at stuff like that. Or reading subway maps. I don't care if all I need to do is ride the red line from one end to the other, I always get lost and wind up wandering the tunnels on foot. That's how I met the ninja turtles. "The ninja turtles live in the sewers, not subway tunnels." You shut up, this is my story. We had a pizza party. Plus Michelangelo showed me a topless shot of April.

Thanks to Arrogant Tiger, who is so arrogant he is always bragging about how good he would be at driving a subway.

  • Dray

    I applaud the creativity, but the logic is not quite there. Pluto is nine is to zone one Londoners.

  • Konstantin

    There are good aerobraking opportunities inbound to moons of Mars and Jupiter as well. With aerobraking, Mars intercept to Deimos orbit is only 670m/s. Phobos presents even better savings, requiring mere 580m/s from Mars intercept.

  • Death Fury

    Watch out for the space nosalis.

  • totally impractical...if i have to go from venus to jupiter, i have to go via earth

  • or from uranus to jupiter, i have to go

  • MustacheHam

    The ride from Venus is always packed...every passenger is a woman. :b

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