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"If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel"

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    "If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel"

    "If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel: A Tediously Accurate Scale Model of the Solar System"

    I love aids for trying to grasp just how complex and big the universe really is! The tool I link above lets you scroll sideways through a scale model of the solar system. And if you scroll through the whole way, it takes about 17 minutes, hence the "tediously accurate" portion of the title.

    After you take a look at that, read creator Josh Worth's FAQ for this gem:

    Q: How big am I on the map?

    A: 1/46 millionth of a pixel. But you’re the most important 1/46th millionth of a pixel.

    I'd love to hear about any other aids that attempt to help us grasp the size or complexity of the universe!

    Wow! Really liking this map!

      I'm 1/45 of the size of Moon? That would mean I'm the size of a small town. That's impossible.
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