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places to go
nobody to see
If you like space, you'll love my 2017 Pi Day art which imagines the digits as a star catalogue. Meet the Quagga and Aurochs—the Constellations in this sky are extinct animals and plants.
Ultima Thule
very last stop

The Solar System (20 July 2019)

Planets, satellites, comets, asteroids. Mysterious space bodies or kinetic collision junk?

From 2005 UR at 0.27 A.U. to Eris at 96.0 A.U., explore 772,063 places and objects in our solar system as they are positioned on 20:18 UTC on 20 July 2019. If you want to see the layout on another date, try the Cosmic Calendar.

None of the scaling is linear—a mix of log and power scaling is used. The region of the asteroid belt at around 2.4 AU and the Kupier belt at around 40 A.U. is expanded.

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The solar system map shows planets, satellites, comets and asteroids. All objects except for comets are drawn proportionally to their diameter, albeit in a non-linear funky way. Labels are lovingly placed.
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A 100 megapixel map of the solar system on 20 July 2019. This 'pocket' version of the map contains all comets (1,320), planets and satellites and a light dusting of 48,586 asteroids (the 10 gigapixel map shows all 757,966). Smaller asteroids at less than 6 A.U. are filtered to avoid excessive overlap. Labels are lovingly nudged to avoid overlap (where possible) with nearby objects.
Martin Krzywinski @MKrzywinski mkweb.bcgsc.ca
A 10 gigapixel map of the solar system on 20 July 2019. This ultra-high resolution map contains all objects in the Miriade solar system database, including all 757,966 asteroids. Labels are lovingly nudged to avoid overlap (where possible) with nearby objects.

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Feel the freeze of 1,320 ice cubes. Martinis are better a little dirty.
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Find all the planets and their satellites while you ponder why Pluto was killed and why it had it coming?
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Ultima Thule gets invited to all the asteroid parties.
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Trojans don't only come in horses.
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The position of 42 places in the solar system worth knowing. It's not astrology — it's space!