Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Journey to Outer Space

Earlier this week we took a Journey to the Centre of the Earth with the BBC's interactive visualization of what lies beneath the Earth's surface.

Now it's time to take a journey into outer space with How Big is Space. Using the same scrolling technique How Big is Space takes you on a journey from Earth to the edge of the solar system. As you scroll down the page you will leave Earth's atmosphere, pass the planets and the Kuiper belt before passing Voyager 1 & 2 on your journey to the outer edges of our solar system.

As in the Journey to the Centre of the Earth the How Big is Space visualization uses a shifting scale. A display at the bottom of the screen updates with the current scale and a handy guide to the distance traveled.

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