The best visualisation of the solar system yet

By Aimee Whitcroft 07/03/2014


Regular readers may be aware of my penchant for whimsy. My happy grinnings when people mix pedantry with a sense of humour*. And today’s offering is just such a one.

The description is perfectly apt: it IS a tediously accurate scale model of the solar system. But there are some wonderful surprises, and I found myself scrolling for an awfully long time, considering my inveterate inability to focus – seriously, mayflies look at me and think ‘gosh, short attention span, much?’.

And, like all great visualisations, not only is it pretty and fun and interesting but it gives one a very strong intuitive grasp of the subject matter.

There’s not much more to say without ruining it, so I’ll end off with a simple ‘happy scrolling’!

 

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* It’s possible. I promise.