Astronomical!: You Could Fit All The Planets In The Solar System In The Distance Between The Earth And Moon

October 24, 2014

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This is a visualization of the average distance from earth to the moon, with all the planets of the solar system neatly fitting between the two with room to spare. Wow, it's weird to think the moon is actually that far away. Because when I'm outside looking at it at night it seems like it's RIGHT THERE. Like, so close I could hit it with a rock if I just... *neighbor's window shattering* BACK INSIDE, BACK INSIDE. Cut the lights!

Thanks to Martin M, who agrees they should have still included Pluto for old time's sake.

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