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Interactive Scale of the Universe Tool

Very cool tool. I could play around with it for hours (almost).

Not sure if I should feel very small or very large.
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That's actually pretty cool stuff right there.

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That's remarkably well done (I can't get over how smooth the transitions are when you slide the scale) and very interesting.
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I learned a new measurement: a yottameter; the universe is 900 yottameters across. Sounds like a word that Douglas Adams would have made up.
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Doomfarer wrote:
Not sure if I should feel very small or very large.


Well, even when zoomed all the way out it all still fits on my computer monitor, so I feel gigantic.
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That's extremely cool.

It reminds me of this:

http://www.powersof10.com/film
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cool, but as for the correct reading..



I don't care how it is pronounced, I'm still calling it


YOUR ain iss and not YER uh niss
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The coolest part is almost how big our solar system is, Amazing stuff!

I hope someone uses this tool in teaching, great way to shows kids the scale of things.
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Really cool. Thanks for sharing
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Reminds me of XKCD's "The Observable Universe, from Top to Bottom on a Log Scale" which I bought as a poster and have on my wall at work:

http://xkcd.com/482/

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Is it slightly worrying that even the largest virus is smaller than 'Smallest sized particle surgical masks block out' ?
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Thanks for posting this.

I am going to get a copy of this myself as I think it is great!.

I especially love the edge of Federation Space and the comet that will destroy the earth in 2065!!!
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Notice how we (as in an individual person or any animal for that matter) are kind of in the middle, if anything, a little bit larger than average. We are at the same time giants and infinitesimal.
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Thanks for the link. I know that it would have been impossible to show everything but things are always put into perspective for me when I think of the scale of the Porman Weigh Station on Rigel.

I would have put that in there, but it wasn't my (very well done) project.
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