Near Earth Objects

Near Earth Objects

August 27, 2012

This infographic provides a clear visual to show which objects in space are closest to the planet Earth. It also provides numerical information for which ones are closest to approaching the Earth by astronomical units. Source

Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench

Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench

June 29, 2012

Designed by Karl Tate, Our Amazing Planet: Top to Bottom is a cool infographic that looks at the scale of things from the upper atmosphere to the deepest ocean depths. The infographic is HUGE (14,677 pixels tall), and that keeps it accurate to the scale. It’s unreadable when the entire infographic is viewed on the […]

Visualizing Gravity Wells

Visualizing Gravity Wells

June 17, 2012

Another great new infographic comic from xkcd.com. A mix of real science and humor, this one plays on the words “gravity well” by visualizing the strength of each planets gravity as the depth of a crater scaled to Earth’s surface gravity. The chart shows the “depth” of various solar system gravity wells. Each well is […]