Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Solar System: Pictorial Comparison

Originally posted on February 2, 2010

I LOVE these pictures. I first learned of them a few years ago and promptly printed and laminated a set for my classroom. I was reminded of them recently when I received them as an email attachment.

I think the art is beautiful and I can just stare at them-my mind spinning, trying to comprehend the size of the universe, all the while.

I don't know the source for these pictures. If someone out there does, please let me know and I will gladly add it.


  1. LOVE these! We are in the middle of a space unit right now and my son is ALL about the planets. I'll have to see if I can get decent printouts of these; they are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  2. i have these in a powerpoint that someone sent me a couple years back. i show it during bellwork one day in my astronomy unit. the kids are amazed at the sizes!