Scroll through the Solar System

This link to the BBC website ‘Future’ section allows you to scroll through an interactive graphic of the Solar System to get some idea of the distances involved even within our tiny portion of the Milky Way Galaxy. You will pass some interesting locations on the imaginary journey, including ventures into space by human technology. It will take you just a few minutes to scroll through the scaled down journey to the edge of the Heliosphere (the outer region of the Solar System) but if you were to keep on scrolling the whole way across the universe, you would need to keep on scrolling for 23 million years!

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