Whenever I watch Star Wars: A New Hope, and Luke Skywalker climbs up the hill on the farm on Tatooine (accompanied, naturally, by rising John Williams orchestration) to think thoughtful thoughts, I always imagine him thinking, “Dang, we are so lucky to live in a binary solar system!”
Maybe I’m just a huge nerd.
Well, Ron Miller, a former art director for NASA, thought along the same lines, and being a talented individual, took a pretty landscape picture of the Moon and “superimposed scale drawings of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune over the same landscape, highlighting the sheer size of the planets.”
Here’s the our oh-so-familiar moon:
And here’s our horizon with a…well, “Jupiter-moon”:
JUPITER IS HUGE.
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