Google Maps Overlay Shows The Size Of The Solar System If Earth Was The Size Of A Basketball

January 16, 2018


Solar System Maps is a website that uses Google Maps to create an overlay anywhere in the world of the solar system's planetary orbits if earth was the size of a basketball (tennis ball is also an option). Granted I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with this info, so I'll just pretend it's actually a map of the severity of radioactive fallout following a nuclear attack. You know, something fun and practical. So, if I can just make it past Santa Barbara before I have webbed toes and a tail I should be okay.

Thanks to Vicky R, who agrees it's only a matter of time until somebody pushes a big red button and gets this radioactive party started.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    I played around with the website and you can set the size of the earth to be equivalent to a tennis ball. If you do that, I calculated that walking at a fast pace (8 km/h) would be equivalent to going at light speed.

    Now imagine walking to pluto.

  • Jenness

    Gosh, when I'm bored I just stare off into space and think about sex. I can't imagine how bored I'd have to be to do math.

    *thinks..gets bored with it..oh no...did I spill whipped cream on your pants Gerard Butler?..*

  • TheQiwiMan

    I am never NOT fantasizing about Gerard Butler..

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