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This interactive graphic shows you how big our solar system really is

Just how big is our solar system? This interactive graphic shows you exactly how big by putting you in the driver's seat of a rocket ship and posting all the milestones you pass along the way, from the ISS to the furthest point in space traveled to by a dog.

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Put together by the BBC, every pixel in the graphic stands for a meter of the solar system. You start out in a rocket ship on Earth (which you can use to move either forward or back) and travel out to the end of solar system, catching sight of Voyager just before the end.

Here are some of the trip highlights, or you can also check out the whole thing here.

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chrisdunning01
Chris Dunning

Eh, I like this one better. It doesn't change scales per pixel at any point, and it puts every body in our solar system (larger than the moon) into scale based on the moon as a single pixel.