Science! "To scale, if the Earth/Sun distance were one inch, a light year would be exactly one mile."

Last year (2014) in science!

The scale of planets and stars

Solar System to scale

Top 5 Science Discoveries from Curiosity's First Year on Mars

Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, on New Year's Day, 2013. Looks a little like a remainder from earth's difficult puberty years. :)

"Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken from a record distance of 3.7 billion miles" by Voyager 1

10 Mysteries we've solved in the past year...

The Ghost Nebula, spanning two light-years, and 2000 light-years distant from Earth. Credit: Hubble Heritage Team

Astronomy Print, 115 years old, COMET Rordame 1892, astronomical star chart map space 1897 astrology.

... and here are those sunspots. That group's over 100,000 kilometers (60,000 miles) across! Again, photo by Alan Friedman.

Astronomy Print, 115 years old, COMET Rordame 1892, astronomical star chart map space 1897 astrology.

Pale Blue Dot: Earth as seen from Voyager 1 while on the edge of our solar system (approximately 3,762,136,324 miles from home) more than twenty years ago. (click image to read Sagan's wise words)

Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space. The NASA spacecraft, which rose from Earth on a September morning 36 years ago, has traveled farther than anyone, or anything, in history. Now Voyager 1 is in the space between the stars

ecocolumn - This will be great for Botany this year!

Fixed position photograph of the sun, taken at the same time of day over a year. Looks like the infinity symbol!

Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him and the International Space Station. Cassidy has been aboard the orbital outpost since late March and will continue his stay into September.

What if other planetary bodies orbited our world at the same distance as the moon?

If Jupiter was the same distance away from Earth as the Moon is

The Sun.

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