By now, you guys know that I have an interest in anything up in the sky. Here are some photos that will help give you a sense of scale.

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These are the planets closest to the Sun. Except for Pluto, which has recently been demoted as a planet and is the furthest from the Sun. The order goes Mercury, Venus, Earth, then Mars.

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The big boys, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, come next. As you can see, Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.

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Here’s how the planets compare in size to the Sun.

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Here’s how the Sun compares to some (relatively) nearby stars.

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Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky. It is more than 1000 light years away. The arrow pointing to a minuscule fleck is our sun.

Just boggles my mind…