How big is space? Interactive infographic

How big is space? – interactive version

Buckle up and ride a rocket through the Solar System to explore our cosmic neighbourhood.

Our top 12 stories of 2014 - #3: Fancy riding a rocket through our Solar System?

Then check out our amazing interactive infographic.

To celebrate our second anniversary, we’ve created an interactive version of a previous infographic, which is so big, it’s too big for this page.

This time round you get to pilot a rocket through the Solar System. There’s even more information packed into this graphic: you’ll see how close comets have come to our planet; what is the farthest travelled by a human being; how long the trip will take if you were on the Starship Enterprise... as well as a few surprises too.

So buckle up and scroll (and scroll... and scroll) through our interactive infographic of space to explore our cosmic neighbourhood.

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