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.


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.


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


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


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


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…