Here’s something that will help you take your mind off of any misery that you had to face.
This collection of images will show just how small our Earth is compared to the rest of the universe. And we’re sure they will make your problems seem so minuscule. You might think that they’re not even worth breaking a sweat over.
This is Earth, our home planet
Here it is next to the other 7 planets of our solar system
The solar system which is 4.568 billion-year-old consists of 8 planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune), 3 dwarf planets (Ceres, Pluto, Eris), and the Sun instead of counting all of the moons and asteroids inside it.
Here’s how far Earth is from the moon – doesn’t seem like that far, right?
Turns out you can actually fit every planet in the solar system in that distance!
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system – here’s how tiny North America looks compared to it
Jupiter is huge. These numbers will help you understand just how big it is: Earth’s radius is 6371.0 km (3958.8 mi) while Jupiter’s radius is 69,911 km (43,441 mi). Its surface area is 6.1419×1010 km2 (2.3714×1010 sq mi) – that means it’s almost 122 times bigger than Earth!
Saturn – here’s how big it is compared to Earth
Here’s how Saturn’s rings would look like if they were placed around Earth
Pluto, here’s how we can see it now vs. how we were able to see it 14 years ago
We used to call Pluto a planet back in school. But, it all changed back in 2006 when it was reclassified as a dwarf instead of a planet.
An artist tried to imagine how Rosetta’s Comet (67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko) would look compared to downtown LA. That’s a big space rock.
If you thought Jupiter was big, it has nothing on the Sun
The Sun has a surface area of 6.09×1012 km2 – that’s as big as 12,000 Earths!
Here are some other fun facts:
- The light from the Sun takes 8 min and 19 s to reach Earth
- The Sun is made up of 73.46% Hydrogen, 24.85% Helium and small traces of Oxygen, Carbon and other elements
- The Sun turns 600 million tons of hydrogen into helium every second, resulting in 4 million tons of matter being converted into energy every second