[thechat] solar flare

Joe Crawford jcrawford at avencom.com
Wed Jul 3 18:45:01 CDT 2002

rudy wrote:
> solar flare last monday, a really big one --
> http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=5956
> this picture blows my mind --
> http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/eit/images/Sun_and_earth.jpg
> juxtaposed image of earth to scale
> it's not like i didn't know the relative sizes already, being a space buff,
> but the picture is still amazing

more than just the size of the planets, the distances between the
planets and the sun always seemed to me to be impossible to communicate.
the distances are just /so/ vast. paper books have a difficult time
conveying the distances simply because of the resolution.

but i bet (no pressure rudy!) rudy has a good link for conveying the
distances. ;-)

	- Joe <http://artlung.com/>

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