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Scale of The Universe

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by T4C Fantasy, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. T4C Fantasy

    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    I found this rather intriguing site that shows everything to scale all the way down to a quantum foam and string!

    Song To Listen Too While Viewing:
    The xx - Intro [10 Hours] - YouTube

    Scale of the Universe v1:
    http://htwins.net/scale/

    Scale of the Universe v2:
    http://htwins.net/scale2/?bordercolor=white

    Scale of the Universe v3:
    http://scaleofuniverse.com/

    I was more interested in the smaller things since... before this scale, I did not know what was smaller than a nanometer, and needed a visual template to comprehend it, I didnt know that an atom is pretty friggen enourmous compared to molecules, electrons neutrons, protons and nucleus, quite frankly... this is physics 101 in a nutshell

    Edit: also the "lengths before this point are not confirmed" made me laugh

    Edit 2: o_O and i would also like to point out that i had no idea that scientists already had a theory on how big the universe actually is, i always thought that we didn't because we've always had the term "observable universe", turns out there's much more we dont know but is hidden in plain sight. ^.^

    Edit 3: the creator needs to update the list a bit though, transistor gates are down to 22nm now ^^ look how close it is to the size of DNA!
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013
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    That's cool. Thanks for posting, T4C :toast:
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    The creator (Cary Huang) is on the right. I'm trying to find a place to thank him cause I think that is an amazing tool.

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    What's the deal with the size of Minecraft? It's that big?

    EDIT: Never mind, I didn't realize that each picture was annotated, if you click it gives an example. Really is a neat site.
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  6. T4C Fantasy

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    yes thats exactly what i thought, however i was more interested in the smaller things since... before this scale, i didnt know what was smaller than a nanometer, and needed a visual template to comprehend it, i didnt know that an atom is pretty friggen enourmous compared to molecules, electrons neutrons, protons and nucleus, quite frankly... this is physics 101 in a nutshell

    Edit: also the "lengths before this point are not confirmed" made me laugh

    Edit 2: o_O and i would also like to point out that i had no idea that scientists already had a theory on how big the universe actually is, i always thought that we didn't because we've always had the term "observable universe", turns out there's much more we dont know but is hidden in plain sight. ^.^

    Edit 3: the creator needs to update the list a bit though, transistor gates are down to 22nm now ^^ look how close it is to the size of DNA!
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012
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    Hm Asia, USA and Venus are in the same scale? Hmmmmmmmm
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    well the usa is down 1 scale, asia is huge venus is 12k Kilometers asia 8k
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012
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    That's pretty cool.
    Although some things are not exactly to scale.
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    Pretty funny to see that included. (^)
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    Minecraft is larger than Neptune?
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    yup lol, i can definetly say its bigger than earth though lol
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    sigh now i have to watch it all over again
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    I love this stuff:rockout:
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    since the project is already started i would like him to add even more stuff, the hard part is over
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    Awesome...
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    That was cool. This helps quite a bit with visualizing these things. Awesome tool

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    waiting for an updated version ^^
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    added the original v1 and the updated v3 :)
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    Very cool:toast:
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    Love the song too, simple and nice and lends a nice ambiance while the universe scrolls :)
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    This is so cool, I feel like god now
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