Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Cosmo-Porn of the Day: Scale of the Universe

The clearest and most cleverly designed look at scale - from the smallest to the largest - that I've ever seen. It's also great technical communication: clear, interesting, novel, unique, useful... you name it. Click the image and check out Cary and Michael Huang's "Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool" (takes just a few seconds to load on a high-speed connection):


Click the image to see the website.

It's interesting that the site's creators speculate that the universe is many times larger than the observable universe. I also love watching the scale of things explode as we fall in and in and in toward the smallest structures.

Cool beans!
Chris
Tags: age of wonders, astronomy, random cool stuff
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