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Solar System Planets illustration: shows just how far away the outer planets like Uranus and Neptune really are from us here, peering up at the sky from Earth.

Solar system planets — distances to scale

It’s pretty hard to get to grips with the scale of the solar system when Venus, the closest planet, feels really far already. But we’re practically squished together compared to Uranus and Neptune — they are a really, really, really long way away.

James O'Donoghue has made some brilliant videos about the solar system that explain this and more.

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