Now and then, it's good for us all to shake up our perspective. We each have our own unique lenses formed through various experiences - but this list of side-by-side comparison photos might make you look at the world differently.

Sure we have all seen before-and-after pictures, maybe between old and young or weight loss, but these aren't the only awe-inspiring cool photos. What about different locations during different seasons? Or size comparisons of creatures and their anatomy? Or even some good stories with rough starts and the best possible outcomes? This Bored Panda interesting things round-up will include all of these and more, and it is sure to challenge your perspective. Don't forget to upvote your favorites!

#1

Then And Now: Cancer Patient vs. Cancer Survivor

Then And Now: Cancer Patient vs. Cancer Survivor

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

Never stopped smiling!

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#2

The Day After Asher Was Adopted In 2012 vs. Today

The Day After Asher Was Adopted In 2012 vs. Today

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, Asher found its forever home!

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#3

A Friend On Facebook Shared This Slide From Her Class. The Difference Between Urban, Suburban, And Rural

A Friend On Facebook Shared This Slide From Her Class. The Difference Between Urban, Suburban, And Rural

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Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
1 year ago

It makes sense to me

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#4

Chinese Explorer Zheng He's Ship Compared To Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria. They Both Lived In The Same Era

Chinese Explorer Zheng He's Ship Compared To Christopher Columbus' Santa Maria. They Both Lived In The Same Era

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ZombieGirl5591
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow that is an impressive ship!

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#5

Ski Trail Sign In Summer vs. In Winter

Ski Trail Sign In Summer vs. In Winter

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Raluca Neacsu
Community Member
1 year ago

WOAH!

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#6

We Have Two Skinny Cats, And One Fat One

We Have Two Skinny Cats, And One Fat One

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

two elf-cats and a dwarf-cat ^^

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#7

The Difference 11 Days Can Make For This Maple Tree

The Difference 11 Days Can Make For This Maple Tree

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kristy sickles
Community Member
1 year ago

11 more days and they will be dark purple! Love maples in the fall!

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#8

B2 Stealth Bomber Compared To A Falcon

B2 Stealth Bomber Compared To A Falcon

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, things are shaped like that for a reason 😋

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#9

My Wife’s Face On Our Wedding Day Compared To When She Met Rob

My Wife’s Face On Our Wedding Day Compared To When She Met Rob

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Please don't judge me, but who is Rob?

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#10

Movie vs. Real Life

Movie vs. Real Life

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL. But please don't do this to your little house cat. It does hurt their backs. In an older cat it may hurt a LOT.

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#11

Size Comparison Of My Maine Coon To My American Shorthair

Size Comparison Of My Maine Coon To My American Shorthair

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

It is my dream to retire to a cabin in the woods with a herd of Maine Coon's.

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#12

My Brother And His Friend, Both Age 13. We Loved The Difference In Height

My Brother And His Friend, Both Age 13. We Loved The Difference In Height

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Woah, that is a huge difference and a huge benefit 😉 You have a someone who can reach the tall stuff and someone who can crawl into tight spaces. Just hope the taller one isn’t afraid of heights and the shorter on isn’t claustrophobic 😛

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#13

The Size Of A Tornado Compared To The Size Of Wind Turbines

The Size Of A Tornado Compared To The Size Of Wind Turbines

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Niamh Edmunds
Community Member
1 year ago

For a second I couldn't see the wind turbines But wowwww

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#14

At The Beach vs. Cleaning Feet After

At The Beach vs. Cleaning Feet After

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Awww his/her lil ears are pointed down so saddd

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#15

Coming Home vs. Leaving

Coming Home vs. Leaving

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Laura Zappenduster
Community Member
1 year ago

I would stay home FOREVER!

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#16

Smoker vs. Non-Smoker

Smoker vs. Non-Smoker

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

And thatvis why, children, you shouldn't smoke.

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#17

Barcelona During The Day vs. During The Night

Barcelona During The Day vs. During The Night

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Annanana
Community Member
1 year ago

Really cool that the whole city is comprised of squares

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#18

Graphics Then vs. Graphics Now

Graphics Then vs. Graphics Now

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

Still had hours of fun with these pixel graphics!

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#19

Nearly 25 Years After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, The Difference In Types Of Light Bulbs Can Still Be Seen From Space

Nearly 25 Years After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall, The Difference In Types Of Light Bulbs Can Still Be Seen From Space

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

I had to Google this: "In the eastern part there are sodium vapour lamps with a yellower colour. And in the western parts there are fluorescent lamps... which produce a whiter colour."

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#20

Shark’s Brain vs. Dolphin’s Brain

Shark’s Brain vs. Dolphin’s Brain

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

When humanity dies through its own greed and stupidity, and there will be at least a piece of the ocean, dolphins will take over this planet.

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#21

World's Smallest Computer Compared To A Grain Of Rice

World's Smallest Computer Compared To A Grain Of Rice

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago

This computer measures 0.33mm on each side! According to my pal Google: "Currently, the tiny computer serves as a precision temperature sensor. It uses electronic pulses to convert temperatures into timed intervals. The result, for example, is the ability to report temperatures in a cluster of cells within a tumor with an error rate of around 0.1 degrees Celsius. 'Since the temperature sensor is small and biocompatible, we can implant it into a mouse and cancer cells grow around it,' said Gary Luker, a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering. 'We are using this temperature sensor to investigate variations in temperature within a tumor versus normal tissue and if we can use changes in temperature to determine success or failure of therapy.' https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/worlds-smallest-computer-dwarfed-by-rice-grain/

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#22

Fluffy Corgi vs. Regular Coat

Fluffy Corgi vs. Regular Coat

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Both of them are looking great! I can see why the Queen loves them!

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#23

Human Skeleton Compared To Gorilla Skeleton

Human Skeleton Compared To Gorilla Skeleton

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The resemblances are remarkable and the differences fascinating. Massive rib cage and eye sockets and the comparatively small cranium on the gorilla.

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#24

We Live Next To The Ocean, Here's The Comparison Between The Outside And Inside Doorknob

We Live Next To The Ocean, Here's The Comparison Between The Outside And Inside Doorknob

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

The outside doorknob can double as a salt lick for any passing deer or cows.

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#25

Eagle Claws Are Pretty Big Even In Comparison With Mammalian Predators

Eagle Claws Are Pretty Big Even In Comparison With Mammalian Predators

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Withnail
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

If someone told me that a Harpy Eagle's talons are longer than a Siberian Tiger or an African Lion's claws, I would not have believed them. I've found a new pub bet!

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#26

Microscopic Look At Bee Stinger vs. Needle

Microscopic Look At Bee Stinger vs. Needle

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

I would rather the needle.

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#27

You Can See The Difference Between The Tap Water And The Sparkling Water That I Poured Over It

You Can See The Difference Between The Tap Water And The Sparkling Water That I Poured Over It

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Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

How?! :O

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#28

The Difference Between A Norwegian Soldier 75 Years Ago And Today

The Difference Between A Norwegian Soldier 75 Years Ago And Today

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Rahul Eluri
Community Member
1 year ago

Level 1 vs Level 50

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#29

Japan’s Highest Bridge’s Height Is Compared To Godzilla

Japan’s Highest Bridge’s Height Is Compared To Godzilla

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

He could just walk right under it

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#30

Before And After Comparison Pics Of A Street In Surf City, NC After Florence

Before And After Comparison Pics Of A Street In Surf City, NC After Florence

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Mother nature got back what's hers. People shouldn't build that close to the sea. Not only because of floods, but also because of rising sea level. We will see a lot of those images over the next decade and it'll get only worse from here.

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#31

My Jeans vs. My Wife’s Jeans. I’m 6’ 3”and She’s 5’ 2”

My Jeans vs. My Wife’s Jeans. I’m 6’ 3”and She’s 5’ 2”

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Kimberly Young
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably makes laundry sorting much easier!

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#32

Whenever Somebody Posts A Photo Of The Milky Way, People Invariably Ask "Is That How You See It With The Naked Eye?". Here's A Representation Of What You Do See Compared To What Comes Out Of The Camera

Whenever Somebody Posts A Photo Of The Milky Way, People Invariably Ask "Is That How You See It With The Naked Eye?". Here's A Representation Of What You Do See Compared To What Comes Out Of The Camera

This photo was taken at the Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia, the moon had just set below the horizon and the core of the Milky Way was rising towards the east and was at about 40 degrees. This obviously isn't a perfect representation but it's pretty close. You won't see any color as our eyes can't determine color very well in low light.
The photo you see on the left is directly out of the camera, no post processing has been done at all and you can see quite a bit of green towards the horizon and some orange and magenta hues in the core. My camera's white balance was set to auto and this is a 30 second exposure. ISO was set at 3200 and aperture was f2.8.
edit Ok it seems some people are able to distinguish color in the Milky Way and some aren't. Though it's more common to not see any color. I did quite a bit of research and almost every time this question was posed, people had varying views on what they could and couldn't see. No color - some color - lots of color. So I came to the conclusion that there are just too many variables to accurately depict what you can see, you can only approximate what the average person can see. Yes, some will see it more vividly, some will see it less vividly but the average person will see it similarly to what I showed in my photo. Oh and of course the location plays a large factor.........not everybody is able to sail 100 miles off shore to get the absolute best view possible so it's a bit pointless to use that as the standard bearer :) One other factor you should bear in mind is the technology we choose to portray these images on. Computer monitors. Again there are way too many variables at play here, especially when it comes to contrast and brightness. What I see on my computer monitor is most likely to be different to what another person sees.

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Still awesome either way.

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#33

Earth Compared To Its Water And Air

Earth Compared To Its Water And Air

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm guessing the air is at sea level atmospheric pressure, if not air can be compressed

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#34

Stairs Built In 1829 vs. 2005

Stairs Built In 1829 vs. 2005

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Super Cat
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1 year ago

Come on guys, its rude to stair.

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#35

View From My House Of California Normal vs. California With Fires

View From My House Of California Normal vs. California With Fires

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
1 year ago

mexico filter: on

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#36

My Mom’s Phone From 1998 vs. My Phone From 2018

My Mom’s Phone From 1998 vs. My Phone From 2018

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

The phones from the late 90s to early 2000s were the best. Wish I could still buy the good old Nokia 3310 or 3315.

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#37

'Chernobyl' Actors vs. The Real-Life People They Played

'Chernobyl' Actors vs. The Real-Life People They Played

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Laura Zappenduster
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1 year ago

That´s an impressive accurate cast :)

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#38

The Comparison Of Right Handed And Left Handed People At My High School

The Comparison Of Right Handed And Left Handed People At My High School

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TEE KAY
Community Member
1 year ago

I open doors with both hand depending on which way I approach the door

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#39

$10 vs. $400 Lightsaber

$10 vs. $400 Lightsaber

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SacredPistachio
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean, it looks awesome but 400 dollars...

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
1 year ago

I suppose it comes down to how serious of a cos player you are.

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Tenay Douglas
Community Member
1 year ago

That extreme green glow from the 400 dollar one comes from the cash you spent

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

400 Dollar? The difference? Think it's the Nerd-factor...

Kryogen
Community Member
1 year ago

You can really 'fight" with the 400$ (you can have one in France for around 200 to 300€). There are even club of light sabers now !

Master Markus
Community Member
1 year ago

I still feel like it's less cool than actual fencing though... I guess I just think that Star Wars isn't really THAT cool, so it falls over into the "way too silly to spend that much money on" compared to something like historical fencing or martial arts.

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Lululoohoo
Community Member
1 year ago

why would you want/need a $400 lightsaber....

Rebekah Green
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm confused people would pay $400 for what is essentially a toy?

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

Do you drive the most economical car you possibly can, or eat the absolute cheapest food you possibly can?

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E FourOFour
Community Member
1 year ago

$400 for a green light seems excessive

Oliver Casasola
Community Member
1 year ago

I only can see $390 of difference (lol)

Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

The question is which one cuts better?

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Hooley Dooley that is a lot of money.

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Does either one make the noise?

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

All I see is a pile of money going up in flames. I'd rather have the $400. What do you do with a light saber except occasionally pull it out and show someone you have it? That person would think you had more money than sense anyway.

Harleen
Community Member
1 year ago

For $400, you better be able to actually kill someone with that!!

Lisa Shelton
Community Member
1 year ago

Kyberlight. Awesome!

Dmitry Alexeev
Community Member
1 year ago

$400 toy for a manchild

Jessica Temple
Community Member
1 year ago

I could use 400$ for school registration for my three kids... couldn't really imagine spending that on a light saber. I mean we all have different priorities and needs but , dam*

Ben Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

And yet neither is actually real...

Mark Kelly
Community Member
10 months ago

other one is metal but for $400?

Samantha Hunt
Community Member
1 year ago

Average Child vs SuperNerdy ManChild

josh miller
Community Member
1 year ago

They both look nerdy as hell.

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
1 year ago

Well of course there is a difference, a $390 difference.

Anastasia W
Community Member
1 year ago

400$ .......

Laura Roberts
Community Member
1 year ago

Honestly the $10 one is better than the ones we had.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

You get what you pay for.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

Buy cheap, get cheap.

Friedlander Rosenzweig
Community Member
1 year ago

Had fun either way, but I can tell you which one is the Millionaire Next Door,” lol.

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

Now if it would only shoot out from the hand grip like he movie ones....

John Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

$10? No, at least $100.

John Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay, $20.

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Naureen Sultan
Community Member
1 year ago

400 bugs

John Montgomery
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd love to see the difference between the $400 one and the force fx ones. Those were only about 100 - 120 if I remember correctly.

Xavier Wescott
Community Member
1 year ago

*dropping $400"

PAN-cake ;)
Community Member
1 year ago

Thats a waste of money.. my family couldve used that for food....

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

You can't eat money, silly.

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#40

Shoe That Is On The Longboard vs. The Shoe That Does All The Pushing

Shoe That Is On The Longboard vs. The Shoe That Does All The Pushing

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Federico C
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1 year ago

I can definitely relate to that

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#41

Ken 1985 vs. Ken 2018

Ken 1985 vs. Ken 2018

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
1 year ago

He was happier in the 80s.

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#42

The Tan Of My Hand Compared To My Foot

The Tan Of My Hand Compared To My Foot

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SacredPistachio
Community Member
1 year ago

That seems unhealthy...

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#43

My Mood Every Day During 2018 Compared To 2017

My Mood Every Day During 2018 Compared To 2017

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Hopefully 2019 is even better.

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#44

Size Of The Moon Compared To USA

Size Of The Moon Compared To USA

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Not sure if this is accurate, as the moon image is 3D, while the one of the USA is flat. And even the image of the USA might be wrong, because of the mercator projection. This would be more accurate: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/mercator-map-true-size-of-countries/

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