Scaled Model of the Solar System

Darn it! Someone already did something like that. I was thinking of doing something similar on this blog. The owner of the web page put both the sizes of the objects (the sun is hugenormous!) and distance (space is laaarrrggeee!!!) to scale. So yeah, the site is impressive, and it really gives you a sense of how even only in the Solar System, distance can get crazy. Try to imagine the distance between stars, heck, between galaxies. I know, you can’t.

What I tried to do was basically scale it in distance. Basically, each space meant certain distance, and when a certain planet was reached, I would write the planet’s name. Thank goodness I didn’t have to do it. It would have been vvvveeeeerrrry long and annoying to make. But the model being part of the new edition of pop quiz still stands:

This is the nth edition of *drum rolls* Pop Quizz! A quizz which tests the depth of the reader’s knowledge!!

Occasionally, I will occasionally ask a question, and the reader will answer them! Sometimes, a wrong answer won’t invite rage, some really obvious one will, but whatever it is, it will show how much you know or suck at something. ^_^

So, today question (4: hard) is, how far do you think the eight planets of the solar system are distanced relative to each other? All that counts is how well you scale the distance. Let’s say planet 1 is a gazillion times far away from planet 2 compared to the distance of planet 3 to planet 2. Then you would, in a long ruler or scroll bar or something, place planet 1 really close to planet 2, but place planet 3 really far away. Except in this case, you are dealing with 8 planets. Check the above website as reference and answer. So, if you got the relative distance to all planet right, give yourself 3 points, 2 points if you got 6 or more right, 1 point if you got 3 or more right. You know what 0 is. Oh, and it is an instant zero if you don’t even know the order of the planets. After all, quizzes are supposed to be knowledge based. ^_^ If you want some clue, read after the break:Cheap clue of the day: Inner planets are rreaaallllyyy close together, outer planets are reaaalllly far apart.


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