I’m neck deep in post-vacation duties, such as editing photos, writing a travelogue, and balancing the checkbook. (That last one is currently subject to procrastination and will most likely require an alcoholic drink.) In the meantime, here is a wonderful little website that will satisfy your daily geek needs:
Unlike other solar system distance sites that require you to scroll (and scroll and scroll and scroll), this one is automatic. Just click the downward arrow, sit back, and travel — at three times the speed of light. I find that without the distracting work of scrolling, the actual vast distance involved has more of a visceral impact. And I appreciate the little notes that pop in to let me know the browser isn’t stuck in infinite scroll mode.
Click the image to go to Mars.