Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Brain stretch

Here’s a reminder of our place in the grand scheme of things.

The above movie was generated using the iOS App "Cosmic Eye", written by Danail Obreschkow at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at the University of Western Australia.
Watch for the quarks making the briefest of appearances in the atomic nucleus.

There are older versions of this “cosmic zoom” approach, such as this one created by the National Film Board of Canada:

Enough of that easy-peasy visual stuff. A new research report indicates that there are even more galaxies in the universe than we thought

This article links to: The Solar System recreated to scale in the Nevada desert

And if all the above hasn’t sated your appetite, then take a look at
Size comparison of the universe 2016

UPDATE (15 April 2017): Here's another mind-blowing video that compares planet and star sizes, and more:

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