1015 meters per meter
If the inner solar system is a grain of sugar...
Neptune orbit's diameter
"Solar system diameter"
size & shape uncertain
Heliopause's closest edge ~20±5 Tm from Sun
Heliopause rough diameter
SEDS's The Kuiper Belt and The Oort Cloud
Kuiper Belt Home Page
Some heliosphere links: from Nine Planets, faucet analogy[broken], MSFC.
Comments encouraged. - Mitchell N Charity <email@example.com>
Add some content...
Still feels quite rough.
Oort cloud. What else?
Heliosphere crufty. Does better data exist?
Search for lt·mo scale objects.
The image of `Kuiper and orbits' was derived from the Kuiper Belt Home Page's plan view.
It is slightly too large (Neptune's orbit is 10.5 mm rather than 9) :(.
Dots and orbits are of course way too thick.
If I was doing this more carefully, objects would be single pixels to
reduce the misimplication.
Kuiper-belt objects (primordial remnants, with diameters up to a few 105 m),
occur in a torus, between 35 and atleast 50 AU from sun. Nature/5Mar98/v392/pg16.
The heliosphere sketch was derived from MSFC's Heliosphere's heliosph.gif.
2003-Feb-03 Repaired links - 5 fixed, 1 flagged.
2001.Apr.20 Added link to `How Big Are Things?'.
1999.May.19 Added heliosphere (quick and crufty). Light-month.
1998.Jun.17 Corrected error with magnitude boundaries (3.333->3.162).
1998.Apr.04 Added `Kuiper and orbits' image.
1998.Apr.02 Added J orbit dot.
1998.Mar.11 Created. But not released - too primative.