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Planet Size Comparison

Planet Size Comparison

This interactive feature lets students compare the sizes of the planets in our solar system. Users can select two solar system bodies (planets, Sun, Earth's moon) and view side-by-side images at the same scale, along with their diameters in kilometers or miles, and a ratio. Science NetLinks is part of MarcoPolo, a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and eight premier educational organizations. The MarcoPolo partnership provides free, Internet-based content across academic disciplines. Science NetLinks is managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and its role is to provide a wealth of standards-based resources for K-12 science educators, including lesson plans, interactives and reviewed Internet resources.

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