10 Planets

Humanity has accomplished an impressive amount of solar system exploration. Especially given that it wasn’t too long ago that we knew next to nothing about the other planets in orbit around the Sun, we now have high resolution images and maps of our neighbouring worlds. This year has finally given us closeup views of both Ceres and Pluto, meaning that I can make this:

The worlds of our solar system

These are slices of 10 of the planets (yes, and dwarf planets) in orbit around the Sun. What a time to be alive.

I also made one in Japanese. また、日本語で。




About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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