Monday, July 29, 2013

Logscale Solar System

As a preview for things to come at the Exploration History app, a view of the Solar System on a logarithmic scale by semi-major axis.

The popup boxes on the app are a bit too small to display it in full size, so I post it here in it's full glory, extended to include the nearest stars, since otherwise the graphic is a bit uneventful on the right side. [Click to embiggen]

Major and minor Solar System bodies are drawn proportionally to their semi-major axis and inclination to the ecliptic plane, stars to distance and ecliptic latitude. All major populations of Solar System bodies are included, I hope. Well, except for moons. Not sure how those would fit in the graphic; suggestions are welcome.

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