Interactive Infographic Lets You Explore a Scientifically Accurate Solar System

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 6:13PM
Solar System
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 6:13PM
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Have you ever wanted to explore our entire Solar System, but didn't want to get off your couch, let alone put in the work to become an astronaut. Now, we've created an interactive infographic that shows a full version of our Solar System that you can explore at your leisure, and it's all accurate and to-scale. 



The infographic, which is hosted here, shows you all of the planets and probes in our Solar System (as well as most of the moons). All of the sizes and the distances of the objects are accurate relative to each other, and every time you click on an object's icon (which appear on the right in order of their distance from the Sun), you'll see a rundown of physical and astronomical information about the object, as well as cool animations of everything from Jupiter and Saturn to the Dawn and Juno spacecrafts.

You can also toggle which section of the Solar System you explore by clicking on different objects. By scrolling your mouse, you can zoom in and out on the object, and by clicking and dragging your mouse, you can explore the area around the object. Get ready to get lost in our Solar System for hours at a time.

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