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Every round object in the solar system under 10,000 kilometers in diameter, to scale (2015 version, update available)

Every round object in the solar system under 10,000 kilometers in diameter, to scale (2015 version, update available)

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Montage by Emily Lakdawalla. Data from NASA / JPL, JHUAPL/SwRI, SSI, and UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA, processed by Gordan Ugarkovic, Ted Stryk, Bjorn Jonsson, Roman Tkachenko, and Emily Lakdawalla.

Every round object in the solar system under 10,000 kilometers in diameter, to scale (2015 version, update available)
Under a size cutoff of 10,000 kilometers, there are two planets, 18 or 19 moons, 1 or 2 asteroids, and 87 trans-Neptunian objects, most of which do not yet have names. All are shown to scale, keeping in mind that for most of the trans-Neptunian objects, their sizes are only approximately known.

NOTE: An updated version of this graphic is available.

Estimated sizes for Kuiper belt objects from Mike Brown's "How many dwarf planets are there in the outer solar system?" page, retrieved on November 2, 2015.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about July 14, 2015

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