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The size of things

February 26, 2011

Because sometimes it is good to be reminded of how small we are…and how big the universe is.

This first video is a comparison of the size of stars.  The final star is ginormous.  It is almost incomprehensible just how big it is and yet it is just one object in our galaxy.

This next one is an interactive visualization of the size of objects.  You can move from the smallest object known to man all the way up to size of the universe.  Pretty amazing stuff.  Note: you will probably want to mute your computer because the background music is annoying.

And finally, another look at the size of the universe:

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