Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Putting Things In Perspective

A very effective visualization of the relative size of planets and stars that takes a "Powers of 10" approach, beginning with our solar system (above) and allowing us to watch our sun shift from the big bully of our galaxy to a tiny speck when compared to larger stars. An animated application is easy to imagine, but this is also surprisingly effective as a series of still photos. [Via Information Aesthetics]

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