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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.
[rense.com|thnkx Martin]




Nice images, but... Yuk, horrible compression artifacts in the images. People should know how to deal with this.

Wed 28 Jun 2006 at 1:44 AM

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!

- Brandon
Houston, Texas

Wed 28 Jun 2006 at 2:34 AM

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.

Thu 29 Jun 2006 at 3:33 AM

Does any one know if these perspective sizes are even close to actual?

Fri 30 Jun 2006 at 2:38 AM
Ray Spreier

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.


Thu 02 Nov 2006 at 9:58 AM

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...

Mon 11 Dec 2006 at 9:16 AM

go here to see intermediary photos for the planets and our sun.


Sat 22 Mar 2008 at 10:29 AM
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