On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.
- Wikipedia: The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface.
- If the Earth were 100 pixels wide, the Moon would be 3000 pixels away, and Mars … well, you’ll have to see for yourself.
- Our solar system turns out to be a bit of a freak
- Planetfall: New Solar System Visions — The startling majesty – and deceptive complexity – of Michael Benson’s space art can be traced back through a process he dubs “true color.”
- What’s Up in the Solar System? — A diagram by Olaf Frohn, updated once a month, of active space missions traveling beyond Earth orbit.