Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Holy yoctometers! A new scale-model of the universe


This simply extraordinary online project created by a ninth-grade pupil called Cary Huang is a scale model of the universe from it's smallest particle scales to it's largest cosmic scales.

As Physics Buzz reports:

"The model serves as both a virtual microscope and telescope, allowing viewers to see the relative sizes of the smallest quarks, the largest galaxy clusters, and everything in between. There are hundreds of objects to scroll through, and each one has its own quirky description."

The level of detail in the project is breathtaking. It's a remarkably instructive visualisation and a very beautiful tool. That it was made by a school student is quite astonishing.

Source: http://htwins.net/scale2/

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