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Watch how this video brilliantly compares planet sizes

What if all planets were the same distance from Earth as the Moon?

Watch how this video brilliantly compares planet sizes
Yeti Dynamics
  • A video imagines what it would look like if the planets were all the same distance from Earth as the Moon.
  • The largest planets like Jupiter and Saturn would loom large in the sky.
  • Mercury is the smallest planet in the solar system.

A graphic published on Twitter brings the relative sizes of planets into perspective by imagining: What if the planets were as far from us as the Moon?

Here's how that would look from a video originally created by Yeti Dynamics:

If the Moon were replaced with some of our planets

The fascinating post brings up the question: How big are the planets? If you were wondering, here's how that rundown goes (in terms of planet diameters):

  • Jupiter : 142,984 km (88,846 mi)
  • Saturn: 120,536 km (74897.6 mi)
  • Uranus: 50,724 km (31,518.43 mi)
  • Neptune: 49,244 km (30598.8 mi)
  • Earth: 12,756 km (7926 mi)
  • Venus: 12,104 km (7521 mi)
  • Mars: 6779 km (4212.275 mi)
  • Mercury: 4,879 km (3031.67 mi)
  • Pluto - not currently considered a planet: 1,476.8 mi

Here's another way a NASA artist compared the relative planet sizes:

Credit: NASA

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  • Focusing on issues of oppression and the ripple affect it has throughout America's political, educational, and social systems, Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn of Columbia University School of Social Work and her team developed a VR experience that gives users the opportunity to "walk a mile" in the shoes of a black man as he faces racism at three stages in his life: as a child, during adolescence, and as an adult.
  • Cogburn says that the goal is to show how these "interwoven oppressions" continue to shape the world beyond our individual experiences. "I think the most important and powerful human superpower is critical consciousness," she says. "And that is the ability to think, be aware and think critically about the world and people around you...it's not so much about the interpersonal 'Do I feel bad, do I like you?'—it's more 'Do I see the world as it is? Am I thinking critically about it and engaging it?'"
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