Earth is the third planet from the Sun, the fifth-largest (Mean radius: 6371 km, circumference: 40075 km, Surface area: 510,072,000 km2) and the densest (Volume: 1.08321 × 1012 km3, Mass: 5.9736 × 1024 kg, Mean density: 5.515 g/cm3) of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System’s four terrestrial planets.

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OK! now, lets come to the focus point of this blog post: How big is our planet Earth?  I mean, compare to other planets… In the following mind-blowing picture, you’ll start to find the answer and appreciate how small Earth is!!!

Please click the picture to enlarge (and use the mouse middle button to scroll and zoom in):

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Icing on the cake: Now, you can interact with the Scale of the Universe too! Click on the image below (interactive animation opens in new window) and You can use the slider along the bottom to change the scale, and see where different objects fall.

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Unlike the famous “Powers of Ten” movie or this post “Visual trip across the Universe in 7 minutes”, you’re not touring the Universe or moving through space; this just shows how relatively big things are. It’s really very well done, and gives you a good sense of things…. Credits to Fotoshop (User of Newgrounds, flash games/animation portal). A remarkable and lovely interactive tool to show you the relative sizes of things in the Universe, from the largest galaxies down to the quantum foam. I don’t know what else to say about it. Simply stunned and humbled too. Did seeing this make you feel small?

Let’s share your thoughts…

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  • jacob

    Very cool

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