Best. Infographic. Ever.

"The beautiful infographic "50 Years of Space Exploration" [nationalgeographic.com] shows exactly the content denoted in its title. A delimited line on the bottom shows the relative distances in interstellar space, and the current positions of our most distant spacecrafts, such as the Voyager 1 and Pioneer 10. However, the most persuasive part is the nice visual accumulation of fly paths of historic space missions, which clearly shows our past interest in Mars, the moon, the sun and Venus, and the relatively few visits to asteroids, comets and other, more distant, planets.

The image is also available in a more user-friendly and downloadable format on Flickr".


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