This video I put together shows the planets, sun, stars, galaxy, and finally the universe - to scale.

I saw a video similar to this on YouTube and wanted to make something similar.

All measurements are the circumference of the object based on the accepted equatorial radius.

Due to the rounding of certain numbers during the calculation of the circumferences, there may be some errors in the final figure.

I used miles as the method of measurement because the video was aimed at those who don't really know much about astronomy and the vast sizes involved, plus the video was meant for those who may be knowledgeable or dislike thinking in terms of SI units.

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Comment by EvilGod on December 28, 2008 at 2:56pm
I'd be sorely tempted to lose the great Sagen quote at the end and go for sarcasm instead.
Something along the lines of:
And god created all of this for one species, on one little planet, in one little solar system, in one little galaxy. Yep, that makes sense.
Comment by Evilgenius20 on December 17, 2008 at 12:12am
Outstanding!
Comment by Brad Feaker on December 16, 2008 at 3:30pm
Sweet...nice job.

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