Scale of the Universe

from Scale of the Universe, an interactive website

As many of you know, Charles and Ray’s film Powers of Ten takes the viewer on an adventure of magnitudes. It is a journey that shouldn’t be missed.

This blog, which is based on the Eameses’ film, is another way to look at the relative size of things in the universe.  It explores powers of ten through the lens of current events, scientific discoveries, and even the mundane–say, the amount of caffeine in your average cup of coffee (which happens to be 10-04 kg).

If you want to consider scale in another way still, check out a remarkably fun, visual and interactive website called Scale of the Universe, developed by Cary Huang at htwins.  This site allows you to “zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.”

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