Monday, March 26, 2012

Where You Fit in the Universe

Philosophical and religious concerns notwithstanding, there is always the straightforward aspect of size. How big are you, compared to, say a Planck (incredibly small) or the entire universe (unimaginably large). Now, there's a quick way to find out--online, of course.

Go here and you can start with the familiar: dodo birds and beachballs, and work your way to planets at the large end and to quarks and their ilk on the other. Click on any object to learn more about it. It's all about The Scale of the Universe.

Have fun.

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