Is the size of the solar system truly unimaginable?

Or can we scale the vastness down to comprehensive measures and understand it better?

The vastness of the solar system has awed even the most brilliant minds in scientific history. What is the true size of the solar system, that enthralls us with every discovery, after all? TrueSizeOf app from Mapulator realizes the possibility of scaling the solar system by equating the elements to sizes that we can relate to. The vastness of the astronomical world can be interestingly scaled down to relatable sizes against the backdrop of a map and understood well on TrueSizeOf.

Why bother about the true size of the solar system?

Remember that viral video that started with the earth’s moon and sequenced up to the largest star known to man so far with an underlying idea that we are all but a tiny speck in the vast, wide universe? The scaling of the solar system to understand its unimaginable size is evidently a fascinating process that a lot of astronomy enthusiasts attempt to do. The internet is full of content that compares planets and stars to everyday items and demonstrate their size and distance from one another. TrueSizeOf from Mapulator is our access to scaling the solar system ourselves and obtaining a subjective idea of how big the solar system is. How far is the moon from earth? How much bigger than our planet is Jupiter really? And how far is Pluto’s orbit from that of earth’s?  Questions of the kind pertaining to the vastness of the solar system naturally occur to us at sight of the night sky or the occasional sighting of a planet, seemingly right beside our moon. But how close to each other are they really? And to the ones amazed by the astronomical possibilities as such, TrueSizeOf is an addictive portal that allows endless exploration and indulgence.

Understanding the solar system and humankind’s progressive assignation with it has long since been associated with people of Science. That does not rule out the importance of layman’s curiosities with it. Simplifying the technicalities of scaling the solar system and making the process of understanding it a handy activity is what TrueSizeOf does. It is confidently a value addition to the tools that internet provides for the astronomically curious minds to grow more insightful. It is self explanatory, easy to use and aesthetically constructed for a full experience.

The central identity

Size of the solar system
Size of planets in contrast to the sun

How do we understand the solar system after all? The true size of the solar system and the planets and stars in it are best understood from the reference point of the sun. TrueSizeOf adapts the same idea and centers the data on the sun, scaled down to a size that you can choose, and presents a comprehensive, illustrated yardstick to perceive the scale of every other element in the solar system. The size of the sun is a variable on the tool, allowing you to experiment with the scale and view the cosmic elements in different yardsticks. You can analyse sizes of planets, their distances from each other and compare celestials to obtain perspectives of their sizes in contrast to one another. Interestingly, it all happens over the backdrop of a map, so you know the ratio of the units of distance involved. And the size of the sun can be used as a variable to understand other planets and stars.

Mapulator basically deals with the concepts of distance and land area. TrueSizeOf is an innovation that expands to the entire solar system and makes the understanding of its scale a fun and easily comprehensible activity. Astronomy has and will continue to indulge brilliant minds, and decoding the scale of the solar system in a fun manner with TrueSizeOf is something that  all enthusiasts can get on board with.