Saturday, May 05, 2012

The perspective of scale . . .

PEOPLE BELIEVE IN ALL SORTS OF THINGS — talking snakes, angels, free markets, Trickle-Down Theory, 72 virgins, you name it. Well, the universe we have measured and observed from the minute Planck Length to the Hubble Deep Field pictures offers a real alternative to man's illusions.

Cary and Michael Huang have built a delightful site, The Scale of the Universe 2. Simple to use, slide the scroll for scale and click on various objects as they appear. No talking snakes.

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