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« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2008, 01:22:26 AM »

Quote from: msduncan 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!)


Ping pong balls actually have a diameter of 40mm, which is about 1.57 inches. 
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« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2008, 02:15:31 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 17, 2008, 01:22:26 AM

Ping pong balls actually have a diameter of 40mm, which is about 1.57 inches. 

A baby ping pong ball then? biggrin

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« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2008, 03:31:47 AM »

Thank you.
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« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2008, 12:46:20 PM »

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« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2008, 08:39:40 PM »

Quote from: dbt1949 on July 14, 2008, 06:11:33 PM

That reminds me of different size animal testicles.

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