How big is the Solar System?


It's very very big. Frighteningly (or excitingly) so. We covered it in this post (and that was only the 400 thousand galaxies next to ours - out of the 100 BILLION galaxies in the known Universe).

Let's dial it back a notch. Let's see the distances involved in the Solar System, shall we? This amazing infography shows the distances that we are talking about.

Relevant, and I had to include it. Best. Headline. Evah.

For me, the most amazing part is that Voyager I is 18 billion kilometres away! That is absolutely amazing. And yet, it's so, so small compared to the vastness of the Universe (only 11 light-hours from us, compared to 100 light-YEARS of the Galaxy alone).


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