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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Humongous Infographic About Our Solar System

Through Larry Ferlazzo I learned about a very very big infographic about our solar system. The BBC Future section recently published an infographic titled Space Race. The infographic depicts the relatively distance between objects in our solar system. The infographic is so large that it actually loses a bit of meaning when it's viewed on a small 13" MacBook Pro. Therefore, I would suggest projecting it on a wall and or viewing it in the Zoom.it version that I created and embedded below.

Applications for Education
The Space Race infographic pairs well with the Scale of the Universe Infographic that I posted a couple of weeks ago. Together these two resources could be helpful in showing students just how large the solar system is and how small we are in it.

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