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Interactive Demonstration of the Scale of the Universe

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Apologies in advance to iOS users for pointing to a Flash-only resource, but Cary and Michael Huang’s “The Scale of the Universe” interactive page on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day site is a fascinating update to the classic “Powers of Ten” video created in the 1960s by designers Charles and Ray Eames. We were particularly amused to see Boeing’s Everett, Washington aircraft plant (on the scale of Vatican City) and the virtual Minecraft world (larger than Neptune).favicon follow link

 

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Matt Neuburg  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-03-17 12:28
Confirms what I always thought - I really *do* have underwear bigger than Rhode Island! :)
Sharon Stevenson  2012-04-06 07:17
Wow, this truly does give one finally some little sense of that work "universe." Well worth pondering. Thanks!