Tuesday, 18 January 2011 17:08

Scaling the Universe


Some things are more relative than others, they say, and some are more incomprehensible too. Every now and then It pays to review our position in the scale of things, helping us to renew our wonderment about the cosmos and understand better the relative import of daily dramas and events.

Today I came across Cary and Michael Huang's The Scale of the Universe animation (2010).

It's quite impressive:



Move the horizontal slider button (or click the left/right arrow keys) to zoom in and out across the scale. And here's a tip: be sure to click the down arrow key to improve the quality of the image.


In a similar vein, watch Cosmic Journeys: Cosmic Energy Powers of 10

The two previous journeys across the universe not enough for you? Then why not also watch From Quarks to Outer Space

Here's the same as a Java animation.

It would be remiss of me not to mention the groundbreaking classic Powers of Ten documentary.

This was produced way back in 1968, written and directed by Ray and Charles Eames.

And to finish off this story about distances across the universe, please do take a look at the smorgasbord of free videos offered by SPACE Rip called Cosmic Journeys -  a grand feast indeed!


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Tony Austin

Worked at IBM from 1970, for a quarter century, then founded Asia/Pacific Computer Services to provide IT consulting and software development services (closed company at end of 2013). These says am still involved with IT as an observer and commentator, as well as attempting to understand cosmology, quantum mechanics and whatever else will keep my mind active and fend off deterioration of my grey matter.



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