an infographical display of the relative size of planets & stars, varying from the tiny Pluto, over Earth to a 'huge' star called Antares.
see also world processor & science on a sphere.
Nice images, but... Yuk, horrible compression artifacts in the images. People should know how to deal with this.
I couldn't help but think the same thing. The imagery looks like it was done very well, and then made super-ugly via compression. Shoot, I think I could make GIF's of those images that looked more palatable. Kinda sad. Neat idea, tho. Thanks for linking to it!
It looks like they lifted the images from another source. You can see areas where they 'erased' text near the names of planets/stars. I seriously doubt rense.com created these. I'd like to know who did.
Does any one know if these perspective sizes are even close to actual?
I saw the originals a couple of years ago. The "erased text" were actually Chinese characters (or Japanese, I don't recall quite well now). And yes, they were remarkably beautiful.
I don't know for sure if they were made exactly to scale, but judging from the quality of the original pictures and the emphasis on education in the Far-Eastern countries, I am inclined to say they are true to life scale models.
Horatius, could you find the original images again? I think everybody who saw these images would like to see the originals, and maybe someone could make a better translation to keep the original quality...
go here to see intermediary photos for the planets and our sun.