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« on: July 14, 2008, 05:06:17 PM »

Just a little visual look at how the planets compare. Pretty cool when you see them compared to others and then the same ones to the sun.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 05:07:40 PM »

Visual no es worky
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008, 05:10:29 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008, 05:24:03 PM »

The Museum of Science in Boston has a pretty neat exhibit for this called the Community Solar System with the sun and 9 planets created at the right size and distances for a 1:400M scale.  They have a 12 foot diameter sun in the museum itself, and also house bitty little Mercury and Venus, with the rest of the planets scattered about the surrounding city and suburbs.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008, 05:34:36 PM »

It's funny how other people fill in the thread to make it worth reading. It's like you almost have something worth posting, but it's ... incomplete?

No offense meant, but Daehawk, in all seriousness, you should open a thread in Off-Topic called "Daehawks Emporium of neat shit I found on the net". Then it's relevant and can be added to on a whim rather than having a new thread for your almost neat finds. Also, then when I think to myself "Wait, didn't Daehawk post that in a thread somewhere?" that I don't need to go hunting through the entire collection of Tangent Thoughts of the GT community.

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008, 05:40:35 PM »

I didn't realize that Neptune and Uranus were so large in comparison to Earth. Bigger, yeah...but that much bigger?  retard
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 05:45:49 PM »

Wow, that's very cool!
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 05:46:57 PM »

Quote from: Purge on July 14, 2008, 05:34:36 PM

It's funny how other people fill in the thread to make it worth reading. It's like you almost have something worth posting, but it's ... incomplete?

No offense meant, but Daehawk, in all seriousness, you should open a thread in Off-Topic called "Daehawks Emporium of neat shit I found on the net". Then it's relevant and can be added to on a whim rather than having a new thread for your almost neat finds. Also, then when I think to myself "Wait, didn't Daehawk post that in a thread somewhere?" that I don't need to go hunting through the entire collection of Tangent Thoughts of the GT community.

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What the heck is up with all the Daehawk hate?  I love "space is huge" size comparisons like the one he posted, and I probably would never have seen this one if he hadn't made the post.
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 06:09:41 PM »

Quote from: Purge on July 14, 2008, 05:34:36 PM

It's funny how other people fill in the thread to make it worth reading. It's like you almost have something worth posting, but it's ... incomplete?

No offense meant, but Daehawk, in all seriousness, you should open a thread in Off-Topic called "Daehawks Emporium of neat shit I found on the net". Then it's relevant and can be added to on a whim rather than having a new thread for your almost neat finds. Also, then when I think to myself "Wait, didn't Daehawk post that in a thread somewhere?" that I don't need to go hunting through the entire collection of Tangent Thoughts of the GT community.

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Sorry Purge but this is awesome!  I'm a huge astronomy fan and I never realized that though huge, Uranus and Neptune are no where near the size of Jupiter/Saturn.  Learn something new every day!

Thanks Daehawk!
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008, 06:11:33 PM »

That reminds me of different size animal testicles.
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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2008, 06:58:21 PM »

I think the pictures are pretty cool, but they are sort of misleading probably due to the viewing angle.  Mars has a diameter of 6800km compared to Earth's 12800, so Mars should be a little more than half as tall(and wide) as the Earth.  Now it does look right width wise, but height wise it makes Mars seem tinier than it is.

Anyway, its still a real neat way to put the S.S. in perspective.
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2008, 06:59:27 PM »

You're welcome WYB. I also love this stuff. Been a hobby of mine since childhood. Im glad people enjoy it as much as me.
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2008, 07:09:45 PM »

Quote from: J.M. Diller on July 14, 2008, 06:58:21 PM

I think the pictures are pretty cool, but they are sort of misleading probably due to the viewing angle.  Mars has a diameter of 6800km compared to Earth's 12800, so Mars should be a little more than half as tall(and wide) as the Earth. 

Blame your own eyes, in the picture mars height is about 55% of the earth's height, which is about right. Yeah, I counted pixels.

I think these are pretty awesome pics. When you look at the last one and realize earth is one of those grain of sand size dots compared to the sun it's pretty mind boggling.
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2008, 07:10:56 PM »

Here's another image that helps answer that frequently asked question, "but how big is it compared to Texas?"

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2008, 07:13:52 PM »

Oh and I found another image that follows the progression of the original picture:


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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2008, 08:57:54 PM »

Quote from: Booner on July 14, 2008, 05:40:35 PM

I didn't realize that Neptune and Uranus were so large in comparison to Earth. Bigger, yeah...but that much bigger?  retard

dude that's nothing. I can't find it right now. But there's this gif that shows comparrision of lots of planets and stars in the universe. some stars almost dwarf our solar system. That's nuts man. It was pretty damn awesome and I had to watch it like 5 times to make sure what I was seeing was actually what I thought.

yeah, i found it!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDNEV9EW06g

be amazed at how awesome space really is.
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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2008, 09:05:39 PM »

Cepheus hax.
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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2008, 09:10:50 PM »

Quote from: Booner on July 14, 2008, 05:40:35 PM

I didn't realize that Neptune and Uranus were so large in comparison to Earth. Bigger, yeah...but that much bigger?  retard

The size of Uranus is pretty well known by the rest of us.  We didn't mean for you to find out this way.

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2008, 09:21:16 PM »





Theres a few more pics that go to a blue supergiant then a red supergiant..freakin amazing. Here s a video with them...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ptdbNUtpx4&feature=related


http://newsizeofourworld.ytmnd.com/
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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2008, 09:21:30 PM »

I thought Pluto was demoted?
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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2008, 09:30:02 PM »

There are rings around Uranus.
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2008, 09:41:35 PM »

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on July 14, 2008, 09:30:02 PM

There are rings around Uranus.

I thought cock-rings didn't count???  ZING!
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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2008, 11:11:52 PM »

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on July 14, 2008, 09:30:02 PM

There are rings around Uranus.

Don't kow tow to big science.

Pluto will always be a planet. "Back in my day, Pluto was a planet!"
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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2008, 11:16:46 PM »

I'm actually more interested in the kanji.  It's cool that the Japanese/Chinese also use the planet names for the days of the week.  Just who invented the week anyways?
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2008, 12:32:05 AM »

Microsoft.
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2008, 12:33:55 AM »

Quote from: coopasonic on July 14, 2008, 07:09:45 PM

Quote from: J.M. Diller on July 14, 2008, 06:58:21 PM

I think the pictures are pretty cool, but they are sort of misleading probably due to the viewing angle.  Mars has a diameter of 6800km compared to Earth's 12800, so Mars should be a little more than half as tall(and wide) as the Earth. 

Blame your own eyes, in the picture mars height is about 55% of the earth's height, which is about right. Yeah, I counted pixels.


I wasn't saying that it was wrong, it just doesn't "look" 55% as tall.  At least not to me.  smile
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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2008, 07:30:08 AM »

Ok, the series going up (big old earth) (uh, little sez Jupiter) (teeny tiny sez the Sun) filled me with awe.

Those further ones? Filled my pants.

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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2008, 09:57:14 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on July 14, 2008, 09:05:39 PM

Cepheus hax.

Yeah holy shit!
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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2008, 10:35:06 AM »

                             Table 3

                Solar System Scaled to 3-inch Earth

Parameter           Real Distance/Size     Scaled Distance/Size
-----------------   -------------------    ---------------------

Earth (diameter)         12,756 km              3 inches
Moon (diameter)           3,476 km            0.8 inches (ping pong ball)
Moon (distance)         384,400 km            7.5 feet
Sun (diameter)          1,392,000 km         27.3 feet
Sun (distance)    150 million km = 1 AU      0.55 miles (=0.9 km)
Jupiter (distance)         5.20 AU            2.9 miles (from sun)
Jupiter (diameter)      142,984 km            2.8 feet
Saturn (distance)          9.54 AU            5.2 miles (from sun)
Saturn (diameter)       120,536 km            2.4 feet
Pluto (distance)          39.54 AU           21.7 miles (from sun)
Pluto (diameter)          2,300 km            0.5 inch (small rubber ball
                                                or crumple up some tin foil)

Next nearest star   4.3 light years          156,000 miles (or more than 6/10ths
                                                  of the way to the moon on the
                                                  "real" scale of things!)
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« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2008, 09:11:02 PM »

It's been said that our solar system consists of the Sun, Jupiter, and some assorted debris. And now it's just been said again.
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« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2008, 09:15:55 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on July 15, 2008, 09:11:02 PM

It's been said that our solar system consists of the Sun, Jupiter, and some assorted debris. And now it's just been said again.

Lucky for us that Jupiter is so damn big. It sucks in a lot of that passing debris so Terra isn't getting hit with nearly as many meteors.
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« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2008, 10:39:51 PM »

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on July 14, 2008, 09:30:02 PM

There are rings around Uranus.
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« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2008, 06:40:04 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on July 14, 2008, 07:10:56 PM

Here's another image that helps answer that frequently asked question, "but how big is it compared to Texas?"



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« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2008, 12:15:47 PM »

Texas, it's like a whole other plutoid.
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« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2008, 03:20:06 PM »

that video as just crazy.  and amazing.  I knew that the relations to stuff here was pretty much not what most people suspect.

Consider that it takes light almost 5 minutes to go from the sun to earth, travelling and 32million miles per SECOND.
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« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2008, 03:35:22 PM »

Quote from: GGMark on July 16, 2008, 03:20:06 PM

that video as just crazy.  and amazing.  I knew that the relations to stuff here was pretty much not what most people suspect.

Consider that it takes light almost 5 minutes to go from the sun to earth, travelling and 32million miles per SECOND.

Err, 190k miles per second. smile
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« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2008, 05:25:08 PM »

Sorry, I was off a bit.

from wikipedia.

The approximate value of 3×108 m/s is commonly used in rough estimates (the error is 0.07%). In imperial units, the speed of light is about 670,616,629.4 miles per hour or 983,571,056.4 feet per second (roughly one foot per nanosecond), which is about 186,282.397 miles per second.

11,176,943.823 is what i come up with, if I take the mMPH and divide it by 60.  Does light slow down, if its not traveling a mile?  or did I suddenly fail calculator 101?
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« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2008, 05:41:15 PM »

Quote from: GGMark on July 16, 2008, 05:25:08 PM

Sorry, I was off a bit.

from wikipedia.

The approximate value of 3×108 m/s is commonly used in rough estimates (the error is 0.07%). In imperial units, the speed of light is about 670,616,629.4 miles per hour or 983,571,056.4 feet per second (roughly one foot per nanosecond), which is about 186,282.397 miles per second.

11,176,943.823 is what i come up with, if I take the mMPH and divide it by 60.  Does light slow down, if its not traveling a mile?  or did I suddenly fail calculator 101?

11 million miles per minute.  There are 60 seconds in a minute, and 60 minutes in an hour, so to get from mph to miles per second you'd divide by 3600 and get 186k miles per second.  Or you could just look at the last number in the Wikipedia paragraph. slywink
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« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2008, 05:47:33 PM »

so i did faill..smile  its ok..it happens..smile

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« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2008, 09:42:28 PM »

You know what's faster than light?

Love.
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