Saturday, July 14, 2007

If the earth were the size of a marble...

Did you know....
If the Earth were the size of a marble then:
The Moon would be a tiny pebble grazing the surface of the marble;
The Sun would be 200 meters away (the length of two football pitches);
and.....
The nearest star would be 86,000 km away, or one-fifth the distance between the real earth and the real moon!

10 comments:

Mike said...

Hello I love that stat. Nice one!

David said...

Hi Mike, thanks for the comment. I kinda like this one too.

David
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Liam the Hawk said...

Woa!!!! Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Actualy, if the marble were 1/2 inch in diameter, the "moon would be about 15 1nches away - I'll leave it to you to figure it's size

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Julia said...

This is just not true.

The average distance between Earth and Moon is approximately 30 times Earth's diameter

So if the Earth were the size of a marble, the moon would be 30 marble diameters away.

Since you got the moon stats wrong, I wonder whether you also got the others wrong?