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Date: 07/18/12 11:15 AM

31 Responses to The Planets To Scale [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2012 at 10:55 am
    Link: The Planets To Scale - Damn, Jupiter, why you so big?
  2. Profile photo of jonswan12
    jonswan12 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2012 at 11:22 am
    Where`s Pluto?
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    WheresMyGoat Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2012 at 11:27 am
    Uranus is bigger than I thought it would be.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2012 at 11:35 am
    thats because of interplanet gay sex goat
  5. Profile photo of Langer
    Langer Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2012 at 11:37 am
    Where`s Pluto?

    playing in the Kuiper belt with the other dwarf planets

    also, stuffing earth and mercury in Uranus isn`t recommended (someone had to make the joke)
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    k-two Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2012 at 11:41 am
    @jonswan12: Pluto has been declared a dwarf planet by IAU in 2006 and does not qualify as planet anymore.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2012 at 11:43 am
    Meh Jupiter is all gas, if it was solid like the Earth then I would be impressed.
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    iGamer Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2012 at 11:59 am
    Poor Pluto, I`ll always consider you a planet, regardless of what Neil Tyson DeGrasse says
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    Be thankful it`s a big as it is... makes for a rather handy space-hoover for us.
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    itzazoom Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    the sun is ~ 20x bigger than lil jupy, so if this is 500 pixels large the sun would be around 10,000 pixels (something between 5 and 10 screens across depending on your resolution)
    talk about big
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    which one of you is going to ask where the sun is.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    I can see now which was one of the classes Fancy used to skip
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    Hmm so the four rocky planets can all fit inside uranus...

    Neat
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    itzazoom

    "the sun is ~ 20x bigger than lil jupy, so if this is 500 pixels large the sun would be around 10,000 pixels"

    Your math is off.

    The Sun`s diameter is 865,000 miles.
    Jupiter`s diameter is 88,700 miles.

    That`s 9.75 times larger, not 20. So if this is 500 pixels the sun would be 4,875 pixles, not 10,000.

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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    Damn, all the good uranus jokes are taken.
  16. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    Where`s Pluto?

    Same place as Pallas, Ceres, etc.

    Not literally, obviously, but in the list of "things that were once classed as planets but aren`t any more". Right next door to "other things that would have to be classed as planets if Pluto is". We`d be up to something like a couple of dozen planets if we did that.

    There has to be some sort of line drawn to define what is and what isn`t something. Otherwise, for example, every animal that flies could be classed as an eagle. Or a pterodactyl.
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    nicodemus Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    You could fit 1.3 million Earths inside the Sun. Do I dare ask how many can fit up Uranus? :p
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    July 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm
    I don`t accept this chart if it doesn`t include Pluto.
  19. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm
    nicodemus

    Not quite that many, unless you are crushing the earths up.
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
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    July 19, 2012 at 1:22 am
    pterodactyls didnt fly, they glided, angilion ;-)
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    July 19, 2012 at 2:44 am
    Uranus is pretty big. But you knew that, didn`t you?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    July 19, 2012 at 5:41 am
    Fancy, dude, even I can do better than that. It`s like you`re not even trying.


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    Sistarose Female 30-39
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    July 19, 2012 at 5:49 am
    Pluto the special needs kid of the solar system.
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    Sistarose Female 30-39
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    July 19, 2012 at 5:51 am
    Dracuyla-not good Goatse without the ring.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 19, 2012 at 7:10 am
  26. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 19, 2012 at 7:55 am
    pterodactyls didnt fly, they glided, angilion

    I didn`t know that. It fits their size, but they`re rather over-winged for a flightless animal.

    Hmm...now I`m going to look into it a bit. Were they actually incapable of true flight, like a hanglider, or were they capable of it but glided most of the time, like some of the larger birds today?

    ...

    The prevailing opinion is that they were capable of true flight but glided most of the time. There`s a lot of lift to be had from that much wing and there`s evidence of a complex wing structure, like a bird`s. There`s some dissent on the basis that the biggest ones were just too heavy to fly, but it`s not proven.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 19, 2012 at 9:06 am

    pterodactyls didnt fly, they glided
    Katsufumi Sato, a Japanese scientist, did calculations using modern birds and decided that it is impossible for a pterosaur to stay aloft. But in the book `Posture, Locomotion, and Paleoecology of Pterosaurs` it is theorized that they were able to fly due to the oxygen-rich, dense atmosphere. Denser than what we have today.

    However, both Katsufumi and the authors of the above book based their research on the now outdated theories of pterosaurs being seabird-like, and the size limit doesn`t apply to terrestrial pterosaurs.

    So, pterodactyls did so fly! Mostly I base this on my desire to believe they did :) Just like in the Flintstones.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    It is physically impossible for bumblebees to fly.
    Just sayin: nature is way cooler than we imagine.

    ALBATROS!
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    July 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm
    The better to protect you from comets, my dear.
  30. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    It is physically impossible for bumblebees to fly.

    No, it isn`t. The claim that science shows that bumblebees aren`t able to fly is a combination of lack of understanding, urban myth and people trying to undermine science for religious reasons. It stems from applying equations regarding the flight of aeroplanes to bees. An aeroplane-sized bee moving as slowly as a bee wouldn`t be able to fly, which only proves that bees don`t fly in the same way as aeroplanes. Hardly a surprise.

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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2012 at 6:47 am
    @Angilion: The joke? I was making one!
    I`m just saying that Mother Nature is more amazing than "science" gives her credit for.

    At the time the "flexable wings" of various insects wasn`t known. Flex-wings VASTLY improve the lifting power of bug wings, so YES (obviously) bumblebees CAN fly, we just didn`t know EXACTLY how for a while.

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