It’s easy to feel small in the vastness of our solar system. Get ready to feel even smaller: this video provides an enthralling perspective on the actual size of our planet next to its companions in the section of space we call home.
Comparing dwarf planets like Pluto – with its diameter of 2374 kilometres – to planets like Neptune – which boasts a whopping 49,244 kilometre diameter – grants a fascinating insight into the range of sizes of objects in our solar system.
Outweighing all other contenders, the video culminates to reveal the massive magnitude of the Sun: with a diameter of 1,391,400 kilometres, it’s more than 100 times bigger than planet Earth.
Originally published by Cosmos as How big are the planets?
Jana Howden completed a double degree in Arts and Science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
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