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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Size is Relative


This really doesn't have much to do with photography, but it's kinda cool. From Rense.com. (Go to the link to see the rest.)

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON

8 Comments:

Blogger Dan said...

If you think that's cool, check out this scale model of a Hydrogen atom.

12:35 AM  
Blogger Olaf Ulrich said...

If you think that's mind-boggling, check out the distances between all those planets and stars.

-- Olaf

7:38 AM  
Blogger J DM said...

Interesting size comparisons, but after reading asome of the conspiracy and UFO theories at the website, it's left me wondering why Earth isn't larger than the sun; we seem to be piling the bulls**t pretty deep.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Richard Sintchak said...

Planetary vegetable/fruit salad found on the web, by:

J. S. Foerch
Veen Observatory
Lowell, Michigan
USA

Sun - giant, prize-winning pumpkin, 75 inches
Mercury- one pea, 1/4 inch
Venus & Earth - small radish, 2/3 inch
Moon - small pea, 1/5 inch
Mars - large pea, 1/3 inch
Jupiter - cantaloupe, 8 inches
Saturn - large grapefruit, 6 1/2 inches
Uranus - good sized peach, 2 3/4 inches
Neptune - smaller peach, 2 2/3 inches
Pluto - one drupelet of a raspberry, 1/8 inch

Consumer warning label: This model of the solar system is good to eat.
However, under no circumstances should you put real planets in your mouth
for any reason.

8:35 AM  
Blogger stunewberry said...

And, going the other direction (in both time and space), check out: http://www.aip.de/groups/galaxies/sw/udf/index.php#

12:54 AM  
Blogger fizzy said...

I don't know why you'd promote something found on the Rense website, full of anti-Semetic bigotry, which isn't worth acknowledgement only because the rest of the site shows how much of a nut he is.

2:36 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

I've never visited the rense.com wewbsite except to see this one posting, which I think is fascinating. I don't necessarily endorse or support even the things I do post on T.O.P., much less other site content I've never seen. Sorry if I led people to any unpleasant experiences.

--Mike

12:21 PM  
Blogger mervis fifty said...

So if this was bocce, mercury would be the jack.

9:48 PM  

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