The scale of the universe
February 6, 2012 1 Comment
Previously I’ve written posts about how small we are compared to our perceptions and the size of our universe. In the latter of those two posts I even tried to help visualise just how stupefyingly large certain objects are compared to ourselves.
Well, someone has gone one better with that visualisation. Rather than just imagine it, now you can actually visualise it. This flash animation allows you to zoom in and out of many of the largest and smallest objects in our universe and start to get a grasp of the scale of things. In a lovely twist of fate mankind falls fairly close to the middle which has certainly helped in terms of understanding things at either end of this scale. And to top it off each object in the animation has a little paragraph of information for those interested.
This thing really is a must see, so if nothing else take a few seconds to scale from one end of the universe to the other.