Billed as a tediously accurate map of the solar system, If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel is an entertaining view of our corner of the universe. It’s especially good if you enjoy scrolling, because it turns out the solar system is big even when the moon is only 1 pixel in size.
What begins as a humorous trip filled with one liners becomes something more philosophical as the author, Josh Worth, ponders all the emptiness of space:
Emptiness is actually everywhere. It’s something like 99.9999999999999999999958% of the known universe. Even an atom is mostly empty space. If the proton of a hydrogen atom was the size of the sun on this map, we would need 11 more of these maps to show the average distance to the electron. Some theories say all this emptiness is actually full of energy or dark matter and that nothing can truly be empty…but come on, only ordinary matter has any meaning for us.
This is taken from the section between Uranus and Neptune, where the author also asks:
Is the known universe 99.9999999999999999999958% empty? Or is it 0.0000000000000000000042% full?
I’m sure you’re wondering if Pluto is included. See for yourself at: If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel.
Josh Worth is a designer, writer, and all around interesting guy – find him at joshworth.com.