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PostSubject: Our Solar System   Sat May 06, 2017 6:20 am

I recently came across this interesting tidbit while checking in on a science site that I often visit and thought that I might throw it out as a question to members, the answer surprised me!

If the known universe was reduced in size to the size of London, what would be the size of our solar system (relative to onother object i.e. football pitch, house etc.)?

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PostSubject: subject   Sat May 06, 2017 6:38 am

I'm guessing...so small to be almost invisible to the naked eye.
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PostSubject: Re: Our Solar System   Sat May 06, 2017 6:53 am

Nice answer Bazz and along the right lines, but can you be more specific?

The naked eye is a little subjective and relative to things such as eyesight and gender, for instance to the male of the species a sock on the bedroom floor or the cap of a toothpaste tube can be invisible to the naked eye, and likewise to a woman the price label on a new pair of shoes La
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PostSubject: Re: Our Solar System   Sat May 06, 2017 10:22 am

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Not only invisible to the naked eye, but also the microscopic

Any guesses?
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PostSubject: subject   Sat May 06, 2017 10:37 am

Atom sized.
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PostSubject: Re: Our Solar System   Sat May 06, 2017 10:50 am

Absolutely Correct

It was calculated by Dr. Andrew Pontzen that the size of our solar system at this scale would be the size of a single atom

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PostSubject: Re: Our Solar System   Sat May 06, 2017 11:32 am

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PostSubject: subject   Sat May 06, 2017 12:02 pm

Nothing but a lucky guess!
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PostSubject: Re: Our Solar System   Sat May 06, 2017 12:15 pm

A pretty good one at that, considering that salt atoms (that normal standard because of their average size and the cubic structure of a salt crystals) are 1/10000000mm in size, just goes to show how vast the universe is
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