I really want humans to go explore the planets. I want us to land on Mars. I want us to dig into the ice on Europa. I want to know what that hexagon on top of Saturn is doing. I want to know if there is life anywhere else.
It is difficult to get a sense of how truly far away the planets are from each other. The website phrenopolis.com created a great way to start to appreciate the vast distances of space. The website scrolls horizontally and is to scale from the sun. The whole page is a half mile long!
Using the site you scroll, and scroll, and scroll, and then suddenly...Mercury! Then scroll and scroll and scroll.
Go take a look!
Note: Seriously, the hexagon on top of Saturn is ridiculous!