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  1. #1 scale model of solar system on logarithmic graph 
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    Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

    Any one know of a neat/tidy A4 size scale model of the Solar system.
    I imagine there is one charted on varibly warped logarithmic graph paper
    which would illustrate distance and Planet dimensions somewhat clearly.

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    Pedro


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    Try going to the link below and searching for "planets chart."

    http://images.google.com


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    I had a little look to no luck.

    I was thinking of something that would indicate visually/graphically both; relative distances and dimensions of solar system bodies
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedronaut
    I was thinking of something that would indicate visually/graphically both; relative distances and dimensions of solar system bodies
    Why not create one yourself in Excel?
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    I already broke excel doing the universe on it!

    I don't have the intelligence to upload an image so see this
    http://pedrodelgado777888999.blogspot.com/

    This should give a rough idea of what i'm looking for, the warped lines relate the diameter of a planet to the distance from the sun. (and the planets are not shown as tiny dots)

    It would be a logarithmic scale graph to fit it all on 1 A4 size page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedronaut
    I already broke excel doing the universe on it!

    I don't have the intelligence to upload an image so see this
    http://pedrodelgado777888999.blogspot.com/

    This should give a rough idea of what i'm looking for, the warped lines relate the diameter of a planet to the distance from the sun. (and the planets are not shown as tiny dots)
    Posted on your behalf below:




    It looks to me a lot like the below:

    http://www.sanjosescientific.com/ser...-POSTER/Detail
    http://www.enjoyart.com/single_poste...lar_system.htm
    http://asymptotia.com/2006/08/16/twelve-planets/
    http://ripetungi.com/wp-content/uplo...stem-final.jpg
    http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthread...69940&page=all
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedronaut
    Good evening ladies and gentlemen,

    Any one know of a neat/tidy A4 size scale model of the Solar system.
    I imagine there is one charted on varibly warped logarithmic graph paper
    which would illustrate distance and Planet dimensions somewhat clearly.

    Thanks,
    Pedro
    Personally, I hate using logarithmic scales. People don't work that way.

    When I lecture on the Solar System and stellar neighborhood, I use scale models of the planets with properly scaled distances related to the size of the sun and planets.

    It makes a far stronger impression to say the nearest star is 3 towns away than using a logarithmic scale where it would syill be in the room.

    MW
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    Indeed Mr Wayne,
    Analogies involving basketballs and towns function nicely at describing the relative diamaters and distances of the main bodies of the Solar System ,

    However i would be interested to see this information represented graphically on 1 page.
    I guess the neatest/clearest(most straight-forward) possible way is 2 seperate charts; 1 indicating distances and the 2nd indicating the relative sizes, of the planets and the Sun.

    Thanks y'all anyhow, especially to Inow for introducing me to Google image. That's a keeper.

    I like this one, i came across yesterday on my search,
    www.phrenopolis.com/perspective/solarsystem
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedronaut
    Indeed Mr Wayne,
    Analogies involving basketballs and towns function nicely at describing the relative diamaters and distances of the main bodies of the Solar System ,

    However i would be interested to see this information represented graphically on 1 page.
    I guess the neatest/clearest(most straight-forward) possible way is 2 seperate charts; 1 indicating distances and the 2nd indicating the relative sizes, of the planets and the Sun.

    Thanks y'all anyhow, especially to Inow for introducing me to Google image. That's a keeper.

    I like this one, i came across yesterday on my search,
    www.phrenopolis.com/perspective/solarsystem
    Impressive! I didn't notice the lower scroll bar first. It also gives you an impression of how difficult it is to aim for planet with space probes.
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