Monthly Archives: April 2009

How big is our Solar System?

We have all heard how big the Sun is, and how big Jupiter & Saturn are, and how small Earth is compared to them. But are you really able to comprehend the immenseness of all this? Honestly, I wasn’t. When I researched more, I found myself off by a factor of 50-100 in most cases. That’s like assuming the width of USA is 30 miles (instead of it’s approximate 3000 miles).


Let us start of with our own planet. How big is that really? Easy, and most of you will have almost the right picture of its size. Most of you.

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