These Videos by a Planetary Scientist Cleverly Show The True Size of Our Solar System

These Videos by a Planetary Scientist Cleverly Show The True Size of Our Solar System

by Morgan McFall-Johnsen (Business Insider), ScienceAlert

These Videos by a Planetary Scientist Cleverly Show The True Size of Our Solar System
These Videos by a Planetary Scientist Cleverly Show The True Size of Our Solar System

Most models of the Solar System aren’t completely accurate, and there’s a good reason for that.

It’s not laziness or scientific misunderstanding – an accurate, to-scale portrayal of the Solar System just wouldn’t look that interesting. You have to zoom in to see what’s going on.

James O’Donoghue, a planetary scientist at the Japanese space agency (JAXA) and formerly at NASA, recently ran into this problem. He created a series of animations that explore the difficulty of accurately depicting our Solar System.

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