The Solar System To Scale [Infographic]

The following is a huge infographic showing the true scale of the solar system with all its planets, minor bodies and the most famous probes we have sent out into deep space.

Scientists measure distances in our solar system in astronomical units (AU). One AU is slightly less than the average distance from the Earth to the sun, or nearly 150 million kilometers.
Our solar system to scale from the sun to the most recently discovered dwarf planet Eris in astronomical units.

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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. While in college he was the vice-president of the Astronomy Club. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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