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"Exploring the Vastness

Background imageComparison Collection: Sizes of Solar System planets compared

Sizes of Solar System planets compared
Planets of the Solar System. The eight planets of the Solar System are shown in this artwork at their correct relative sizes

Background imageComparison Collection: Rocks balancing on driftwood, sea in background

Rocks balancing on driftwood, sea in background

Background imageComparison Collection: Homo erectus (Sangiran 17), H. sapiens (?) H. neanderthalens

Homo erectus (Sangiran 17), H. sapiens (?) H. neanderthalens
L to R, cast of Homo erectus, (Sangiran 17), Sangiran, Java, 700, 000 years old; cast of recent Homo sapiens skull from South East Asia; cast of Neanderthal skull from La Ferrassie, France, 50

Background imageComparison Collection: Solar system planets

Solar system planets. Computer artwork of the eight planets of the solar system, which are arrayed from left to right in order of distance from the Sun (left)

Background imageComparison Collection: Diagram showing the spectral class and luminosity of stars

Diagram showing the spectral class and luminosity of stars. The diagram was named The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, or the H-R diagram for short

Background imageComparison Collection: Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), male and female, perching in the grass

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella), male and female, perching in the grass

Background imageComparison Collection: Coventry old cathedral shell and new modern cathedral, Coventry, West Midlands, England

Coventry old cathedral shell and new modern cathedral, Coventry, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageComparison Collection: Egypt / Rosetta Stone

Egypt / Rosetta Stone
The discovery of the Rosetta Stone by Boussard, a French Officer. J.P.Champollion was able to translate the hieroglyphs through comparison with the Greek text

Background imageComparison Collection: Distributions of plants at various altitudes

Distributions of plants at various altitudes
Coloured engraving of Alexander Humboldt illustration. Tableaux de la Nature, 1865. Date: 1865

Background imageComparison Collection: Illustration of Australopithecus, Homo habilis and Homo sapiens skulls

Illustration of Australopithecus, Homo habilis and Homo sapiens skulls

Background imageComparison Collection: Cro-magnon and Neanderthal skull comparison

Cro-magnon and Neanderthal skull comparison
Side view comparison of casts of Cro-Magnon skull from Brno, Czech Republic, Upper Palaeolithic (right), and Neanderthal skull from La Chapelle, France, Middle Palaeolithic (left)

Background imageComparison Collection: Solar system planets

Solar system planets. Artwork of the eight planets of the solar system arrayed from right to left in order of their distance from the Sun. The size of each planet is to scale

Background imageComparison Collection: Megalodon shark and great white

Megalodon shark and great white
Megalodon shark (Carcharodon megalodon), computer artwork. A great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is shown below it at the same scale

Background imageComparison Collection: Volkswagen VW Golf GTi MkI & later

Volkswagen VW Golf GTi MkI & later

Background imageComparison Collection: Two businessmen and different business models

Two businessmen and different business models
The Old Way. The New Way. Two businessmen and different business models and their success or failure. Giving credit or paying cash. Date: 1870

Background imageComparison Collection: Camera lenses

Camera lenses. Seen here (from left to right) are: a wide-angle fixed lens, a standard zoom lens (left), a wide-angle zoom lens (right) and a telephoto lens

Background imageComparison Collection: Cell types, artwork

Cell types, artwork
Cell types. Cutaway artwork with a scale bar (upper right, in micrometres) showing the relative sizes of eukaryotic cells (those containing a nucleus) and prokaryotic cells (those lacking a nucleus)

Background imageComparison Collection: Black and white illustration of two shark tail fins, single-keeled tail of Mako shark (Isurus sp)

Black and white illustration of two shark tail fins, single-keeled tail of Mako shark (Isurus sp)
Black and white illustration of two shark tail fins, single-keeled tail of Mako shark (Isurus sp.), and double-keeled tail of Porbeagle shark (Lamna nasus)

Background imageComparison Collection: Chronological chart of the Visions of Daniel and John, 1843 (colour litho)

Chronological chart of the Visions of Daniel and John, 1843 (colour litho)
AQS257138 Chronological chart of the Visions of Daniel and John, 1843 (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Background imageComparison Collection: Naval Trawler, HMS Liffy alongside a Grimsby fishing vessel in Grimsby Docks, 1937

Naval Trawler, HMS Liffy alongside a Grimsby fishing vessel in Grimsby Docks, 1937
A Naval Trawler (H.M.S. Liffy) alongside a Grimsby fisihing vessel in Grimsby Docks, 1937. From Shipping Wonders of the World, Vol. II, edited by Clarence Winchester. [The Fleetway House, London]

Background imageComparison Collection: The most famous buildings of the world 1885

The most famous buildings of the world 1885
Comparative heights of famous buildings in 1885, including 1. Porcelain Tower, Nankin China. 2. St. Georges Hall Liverpool. 3. Tomb of Thedoric, Ravenna. 4. Chichester Cathedral. 5

Background imageComparison Collection: Illustration of Saturn and Earth to scale

Illustration of Saturn and Earth to scale
Illustration showing Saturn (left) and Earth (right) to scale. Saturn is nine times the diameter of Earth. Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun, Earth is the third

Background imageComparison Collection: King Kong

King Kong
1933: The giant ape, star of the Radio Picture King Kong, shown in comparison to eight normal sized apes, to emphasize its colossal size. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageComparison Collection: ISS and the Moon C013 / 5148

ISS and the Moon C013 / 5148
ISS and the Moon. The International Space Station (ISS, upper left) is orbiting the Earth here at an altitude of around 390 kilometres

Background imageComparison Collection: Hylobates sp. Pongo pygmaeus, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gori

Hylobates sp. Pongo pygmaeus, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gori
Gibbon, orangutan, chimpanzee, gorilla and human. Evidence as to Mans Place in Nature. Illustration published in Mans Place in Nature, Vol. 7 from a collection of essays by Thomas Henry Huxley, 1863

Background imageComparison Collection: Sharks teeth

Sharks teeth
Tooth of an extinct shark (Carcharodon megalodon) on the right, compared with a tooth from a modern Great White shark, (Carcharodon carcharias) on the left

Background imageComparison Collection: Planets internal structures

Planets internal structures, and Pluto, computer artwork. Mercury, Mars and Venus consist of a large iron core (spherical), surrounded by a thick silicate mantle (yellow) covered in a surface crust

Background imageComparison Collection: Sun and its planets

Sun and its planets. Artwork of the eight planets of the solar system arrayed from left to right in their order from the Sun (far left). The size of the Sun and planets is to scale

Background imageComparison Collection: Cerapod dinosaurs compared to a rhino

Cerapod dinosaurs compared to a rhino. The seven adult animals shown here are, from left to right: Nedoceratops; Torosaurus; Albertaceratops; a White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)

Background imageComparison Collection: Types of war bombs in use by G. H. Davis

Types of war bombs in use by G. H. Davis
Instruments of destruction: types of war bombs in use during the Second World War. A comparative chart showing the various types, including the incendiary, the high explosive, the armour piercing

Background imageComparison Collection: Homo sp. skulls C016 / 5933

Homo sp. skulls C016 / 5933
Side views of Homo erectus (Sangiran), H. heidelbergensis (Broken Hill), H. neanderthalensis, (La Ferrassie) and H. sapiens (Polynesia) skulls. Natural History Museum, London, UK

Background imageComparison Collection: Physeter catodon and Hyperoodon ampullatus

Physeter catodon and Hyperoodon ampullatus
Sperm whale and northern bottlenose whale. Plate 45 from British Mammals Vol. 1 & 2 by Archibald Thorburn, 1920-21

Background imageComparison Collection: Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph)

Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph)
1198038 Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph) by Chaurand-Naurac, Jean Raoul (1878-1948)

Background imageComparison Collection: Valentines card, involving barometer (chromolitho)

Valentines card, involving barometer (chromolitho)
982479 Valentines card, involving barometer (chromolitho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Valentines card)

Background imageComparison Collection: Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph)

Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph)
1770036 Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph) by D Ylen, Jean (1866-1938); 128x90 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets)

Background imageComparison Collection: animal themes, close-up, comparison, day, full length, horizontal, illustrative technique

animal themes, close-up, comparison, day, full length, horizontal, illustrative technique, japanese spider crab, large, macrocheira kaempferi, one animal, one person, outdoors, scale, sea life

Background imageComparison Collection: Beer drinkers, 19th Century illustration

Beer drinkers, 19th Century illustration
Beer drinkers. 1858 illustration depicting men drinking beer from various centuries

Background imageComparison Collection: Fores Contrasts: The Driver of 1832, The Driver of 1852, engraved by John Harris

Fores Contrasts: The Driver of 1832, The Driver of 1852, engraved by John Harris
XYC208282 Fores Contrasts: The Driver of 1832, The Driver of 1852, engraved by John Harris (1811-65) 1852 (hand-coloured aquatint) by Alken

Background imageComparison Collection: Three nose types, 17th century

Three nose types, 17th century
Three nose types. 17th-century artwork comparing three noses in profile: small, medium and large. This artwork was published in a study of physiognomy

Background imageComparison Collection: Earth and Moon with dwarf planets

Earth and Moon with dwarf planets. Scaled computer artwork of (from left) Earth, the Moon, Pluto and Ceres. The latter are two of the solar systems dwarf planets

Background imageComparison Collection: Comparing planetary systems, artwork

Comparing planetary systems, artwork
Comparing planetary systems. Artwork comparing the sizes of the 55 Cancri (a Sun-like system, left) and the Cha 110913-773444 (upper right) planetary systems

Background imageComparison Collection: Old and new methods of communication

Old and new methods of communication. At right is the former home of Samuel Morse (1791-1872), who invented the electric telegraph and the Morse code

Background imageComparison Collection: Homo erectus skull

Homo erectus skull. Artwork, from 1931, showing a reconstruction of the skull of Java Man, based on the fossil skull fragments (dark grey) discovered by Dubois in Java in 1891

Background imageComparison Collection: Fashionable Contrasts, or The Duchesss little Shoe yielding to the Magnitude of

Fashionable Contrasts, or The Duchesss little Shoe yielding to the Magnitude of
BBC193400 Fashionable Contrasts, or The Duchesss little Shoe yielding to the Magnitude of the Dukes Foot, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1792 (etching with w/c) by Gillray

Background imageComparison Collection: Agricultural and manufacturing output and wealth and debts of the United States (coloured engraving)

Agricultural and manufacturing output and wealth and debts of the United States (coloured engraving)
6014062 Agricultural and manufacturing output and wealth and debts of the United States (coloured engraving) by American School

Background imageComparison Collection: A Puppy for My Lady, (oil on canvas)

A Puppy for My Lady, (oil on canvas)
659164 A Puppy for My Lady, (oil on canvas) by Hardy, Heywood (1842-1933); 25.4x68.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Puppy for My Lady. Heywood Hardy (1842-1933). Oil on canvas

Background imageComparison Collection: Primate brain evolution

Primate brain evolution. Conceptual computer artwork of a brain (centre) with a monkey head (left) and a human head (right), representing the evolution of primate brains

Background imageComparison Collection: Marrow and forget-me-not pollen, SEM

Marrow and forget-me-not pollen, SEM
Pollen grains. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a pollen grain from a marrow plant (Cucurbita sp. left) and a forget-me-not plant (Myosotis sp. lower right)



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"Exploring the Vastness: Comparing Sizes of Solar System Planets" Marvel at the sheer scale of our celestial neighbors as we compare the sizes of planets in our solar system. From the colossal gas giants to the petite rocky worlds, witness a visual journey through space that will leave you awestruck. "A Delicate Balance: Rocks Balancing on Driftwood by the Sea" Nature's artistry comes alive as rocks delicately balance atop driftwood against a backdrop of serene waves. This captivating scene reminds us of nature's ability to find harmony even in seemingly impossible circumstances. "Unraveling Our Origins: Homo Erectus, H. Sapiens, and H. Neanderthalensis" Delve into humanity's evolutionary past as we compare ancient hominid species - from Homo erectus to Homo sapiens and Homo neanderthalensis. Discover how these fascinating beings shaped our history and ponder their similarities and differences. "The Stellar Spectacle: Exploring Stars' Spectral Class and Luminosity" Embark on an astronomical journey through different stellar classes and luminosities with a mesmerizing diagram. Uncover the diverse range of stars that illuminate our universe, each with its own unique characteristics. "Contrasting Cathedrals: Coventry's Old Shell Meets Modern Marvel" Witness architectural evolution in action as Coventry's old cathedral shell stands juxtaposed against its modern counterpart. Reflect upon how time has transformed this sacred space while preserving its historical significance. "Dive into Prehistoric Depths: Megalodon vs Great White Shark Comparison" Plunge into prehistoric waters where two apex predators reign supreme - Megalodon versus Great White Shark. Explore their jaw-dropping size disparity and marvel at nature's ability to adapt over millions of years. "The Evolutionary Icon: Volkswagen VW Golf GTi MkI & Beyond" Celebrate automotive excellence as we trace the iconic Volkswagen VW Golf GTi's evolution from its MkI inception to the present day.