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Wow the sun is huge to us. And yet just an ordinary sized star, right?

http://pandawhale.com/post/4334/the-universe-in-perspective-planets-and-stars-at-scale-including-yo-mamma

Upon second glance it is surprising how big our moon is and how small Mars is.

The Reddit comments also discuss why Venus might be better to settle than Mars: size and proximity.

This would require the creation of "sky cities" which also frankly sounds quite cool:

http://pandawhale.com/post/55517/nasa-study-proposes-airships-cloud-cities-for-venus-exploration

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