The Astronomical Size of the Solar System Explained in Pixels


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Did you know the diameter of the moon is approximately the distance from New York to Las Vegas?

Josh Worth visually shows the size of the solar system using pixels in this interactive dataset titled A Tediously Accurate Scale Model of the Solar System.

Scroll through outer space to better understand truly how big the solar system is, how large the sun is compared to moons and planets, and how much space there is (literally) between each planet.

This data posted in Reddit’s r/dataisbeautiful, and here are a couple of reactions from the subreddit community:

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