The map above shows the all of the solid surfaces in our solar system stitched together into one giant map.
It excludes gas giants, such as Jupiter, since they do not have any solid land but includes moons, asteroids, comets, etc.
In alphabetical order, surface areas included are:
- All Human Skin
- Asteroids (1km+)
- Asteroids (100m+)
- The Moon
- Various small moons, comets, etc.
To support more maps like this, why not buy one of Randall Munroe’s books: Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, and/or xkcd: volume 0.
To learn more about our solar system have a look at the following books:
- Solar System: A Visual Exploration of All the Planets, Moons and Other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun
- 13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System (National Geographic Kids)
- There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)
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