The size of many things, large and small

April 16, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More

I’ve seen similar websites allowing you to compare tiny and large things of the world, but this is a new one called “The Scale of the Universe.” I spent ten minutes enjoying the comparison, then decided to share the link to the site.

Here’s one thing that I noticed for the first time: The distance from the Earth to the Moon is 250,000 miles. If you traveled that long distance, starting from the surface of the sun, traveling toward the center of the sun, you’d be only 1/3 of the way through the sun.

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Category: Astronomy, Statistics

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Tonight I found out that the two co-creators of this wonderful website are high school students. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/page/scale-universe-cary-michael-huang-california-high-school-15573968

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