Scale of the universe

Here is a totally awesome interactive scale model of the universe. It really helps you visualize the so-big-it’s-unthinkable and the so-small-it’s-beyond-our-power-to-comprehend. We here on this planet are so small and yet so big. It’s actually kinda weird when you think about it. But not so weird it implies the need for supernatural causes.

I’m going to make a point of using the word “yoctometer” in a conversation, though – just so I can tell someone to go check this out. (Click on image, then use the slide rule to pan in and out.)

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About Marc Alan Di Martino

I'm a skeptical poet, blogger, columnist, occasional cartoonist, atheist, kvetcher and all-around lovable mensch - in precisely that order. I live in Italy, a country in serious need of skeptics and secularists who will challenge the status quo. Kind of like the United States and most places on earth.
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2 Responses to Scale of the universe

  1. yokohamamama says:

    Oooh– my favorite! I have that in my links, too. The kids and I have spent more than one evening zooming oouuuuut… then zooming iiiiinnnnn….. just amazing!

  2. Daz says:

    Just copy ‘n’ paste the above comment to here, minus kids. I love this gadget.

    *Waves to Amy*

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