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How Big is the Solar System?

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Published on Jul 15, 2013

The true scale of our cosmic neighborhood. Whoa
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I took a trip to one of Austin's famous moontowers so I could put the enormity of our solar system into perspective. With the help of a grapefruit, and a lot of walking, you'll get an idea of just how tiny everything is out there!!

Do it yourself! Calculate sizes and distances, and then make your own solar system model using this calculator: http://dft.ba/-solarsystem

Veritasium "How Far Away Is The Moon?" http://youtu.be/Bz9D6xba9Og
Solar system as a football field: http://dft.ba/-6qnn
How far away is Voyager right now? http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/


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