“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you might think it’s a long walk down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.”
Douglas Adams – “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”
I think everyone pretty much gets that the universe is a really, really, BIG place, but have you ever stopped to consider just how many steps in scale can exist in such a large place? Well now, thanks to the wonderful interactive demo I found by way of the Metousiosis blog’s The Scale of the Universe post, we can all get a decent feel for it:
Cary and Michael Huang present The Scale of the Universe, an interactive site exploring the scales between the Planck length (10^-35 meters) and the estimated size of the universe (93,000,000,000 light-years or 9.3 x 10^26 meters). Click through to view.
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I want ice water.
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