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How Does The Earth Measure Up To The Rest Of The Galaxy?

Updated December 2, 2019 6.2k views17 items

Since NASA developed the technology to capture photos of our galaxy, we've been able to explore cosmic realms we might never have thought possible. One of the most awe-inspiring revelations from these images is the grand scale of the universe. Saturn's rings, for example, are twice the size of Earth. Likewise, those of us who think our planet is big might be surprised to see Jupiter's size compared to Earth's.

Being the third planet from the sun, Earth and our neighbor, Mars, are smaller in size than many of the more distant planets. And the size of the sun compared to Earth is nearly unmeasurable. Even some of the most distant stars and moons of other planets might surprise you.

The vastness of space was once incomprehensible, but as we develop more advanced technology, we've been able to capture worlds no human could physically explore.