In-System Distance Chart

2000 Ls. 15 AU. Quantities like these are often encountered by any commander. But what do they MEAN? How do they compare to anything meaningful? Some people may do maths and conversions really well in their heads, but I tend to understand only what I can SEE. I’m a visual person. So… here’s a “map” (official name “Chart”) I tinkered with for a while (drawing a bit of inspiration from Dieter Rams’ minimalism), that plots out the SOL System’s planets and orbits (including Pluto) on their accurate real-world positions for 1st December 2015, and then adds a double grid for comparison (in AU and Lightseconds). Now everybody can SEE what AUs and Ls mean.

In-System Distance Chart


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