August 23, 2012 AT 8:00 pm

Scale of the Universe

Something I really miss living in a big city (Paris) is that I almost never get to see the stars anymore.  Some of my best memories in university were going out for walks at 3AM and just laying around in a field, looking up at the stars and being humbled by a sense of awe at the scale of ‘everything out there’.  Chris Gammell posted a link to scaleoftheuniverse.com on twitter, and when I had a look it reminded me exactly what’s so amazing about the world we live in, and everything around, in, and above us.  Great to be reminded to look up … and down … from time to time.

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3 Comments

  1. Maybe you’re too young to remember this: http://www.powersof10.com/film

  2. Marty: While I was all of two years old when that was made, it’s definately a classic. Thanks for the heads up on the link.

  3. The screenshot shows micrometer but uses the abbreviated form of picometer (pm), what’s going on there?

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