It’s hard to imagine how far away things are from one another in space. The distances between the Sun and planets might be more than you expect.
This simulation can help demonstrate the vast emptiness that makes up most of our solar system.
Your journey begins at the Sun. The Sun and planets are depicted in scale- both in size and distance. Using the touch screen, swipe to move and find the planets. Even at this small scale, things are very far apart.
If you have trouble finding the planets, use the space GPS button to go directly to the planet of your choice.