Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The scale of the UNIVERSE

The Housemate recently pointed me to this awesome website where, using a simple sliding bar, you can explore the length scales of the universe. Zoom in to look at things too small to see...


* note the position of the sliding bar; viruses are far from the extreme small scales shown in the website

...and zoom out to look at things too large to fathom.



We live in a very, very big place made up of very, very small things. Prepare to have your mind blown...

Scale of the Universe

2 comments:

Out of Sync said...

That was awesome =D My favourite scale is seeing how tiny our Sun is compared to the bigger ones.

Eleni said...

Yeah, and how puny our galaxy is compared to other galaxies :)