How It Works

Journey Through the Solar System (To Scale)

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  • Christopher Attwood

    A message for Jonny O’Callaghan. This is a wonderful infographic. When I have more time to examine it further I will. Only just discovered it on 20 01 2012.

  • Hi Christopher,

    Yes, it’s a brilliant infographic, well worth checking out! If you find it interesting you might also enjoy this video: http://howitworks.wpengine.com/space/video-the-universe-is-huge/

    Jonny O’Callaghan
    Staff Writer

  • Christopher Attwood

    Jonny O’Callaghan, further to my message of 20 01 2012: If you should decide to publish this graphic with additional information then let us How It Works fans know. I’m thinking along the same lines as the What On Earth? Wallbook which appeared on the Book People website pre-Christmas – see the webpage
    http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_searchResult_tbp?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100&searchTerm=what+on+earth.

    At the same time as noticing this graphic I also copied and pasted the web address you mention above onto a Word document page and will be coming to this address shortly.

  • very cool INFOGRAPHIC, staggering distances…. No mention of the the Heliosphere, perhaps because the exact distances and shape of it are still being investigated… anyway, good further reading on Wikipedia… “The Heliosphere is the region of space dominated by the Sun. The edge of the heliosphere is a magnetic bubble-like medium and is located far beyond the orbit of Pluto. Plasma “blown” out from the Sun, known as the solar wind, creates and maintains this bubble against the outside pressure of the interstellar medium, the hydrogen and helium gas that permeates Milky Way Galaxy… etc etc”