Guest posted by tim, The Godless Heathen
Via The Jawa Report comes this video that shows the scale of our solar system -
Which corresponds nicely with a piece I found over at Vox a couple weeks ago. Here's a couple of my favorites -
#1.) We think of the Earth as a big place: flying around the equator on a 747 at top speed would take about 42 hours. Flying around the sun at the same speed, by contrast, would take about six months.
#7.) (T)he entirety of US history has occurred during a single Plutonian orbit.