The Planets to Scale

The Planets to Scale

A graphic showing all 8 planets in our solar system, Mercury through to Neptune, to scale where one pixel = 279.6 km. Scales were worked out with this very useful solar system scale calculator. Find out more about the planets on the Planet Facts page.

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  1. I am looking for a font that matches that one, I have made a quick 61×84 cm version of this, roughly, since I liked it as well. Once I find a matching font I will post it here.

  2. This is my version of it, I got rid of the pixel scale conversion because it wouldn’t apply once you’ve printed it out. I can definitely put it back up and upload that if anyone wants, but it doesn’t make sense.

    It is 61cm X 84.43cm @300 DPI. Thanks Chris for the font, I even checked on by starting a thread and it was confirmed that it was indeed Carbon Block.

  3. For some reason it’s not right. The original file is 7205 x 9972 pixels, much larger than what was uploaded there. I’ll see what the problem is, try to find another place to upload it, and repost it when I do.

    1. Done, originally did the poster version at request for an education establishment to use for free so wanted a bit of self promotion there.

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