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How kids can compare planet sizes plus free printable

Fun ways for kids to learn how to compare planet sizes in our solar system. Kids then can understand the size and scale of earth compared to other planets.

Find out about the nearby Alpha Centauri star system and its newly-discovered Earth-size planet, in this SPACE.com infographic.

Find out about the nearby Alpha Centauri star system and its newly-discovered Earth-size planet, in this SPACE.com infographic.

Understanding the size of Earth in comparison to the rest of our solar system -- an amazing illustration to visualize the size and scale of our world!
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Visualizing The Size And Scale Of Our World

Understanding the size of Earth in comparison to the rest of our solar system -- an amazing illustration to visualize the size and scale of our world!

Located 500 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor, the galaxy looks like a wagon wheel. The galaxy's nucleus is the bright object in the center of the image; the spoke-like structures are wisps of material connecting the nucleus to the outer ring of young stars. The galaxy's unusual configuration was created by a nearly head-on collision with a smaller galaxy about 200 million years ago.

Earth, is the third planet from left. Pictures like these always get me. We're tiny specks in a vast universe so magnificent our minds will never be able to fully comprehend it. Ugh. Amazing.