Quarks to quasars, cont’d: Zooming in on the universe

Click on the image to start zooming around (be sure to view it in full-screen). It’s fantastic.

Number Sleuth’s interactive universe graphic one-ups the Hwangs’:

While other sites have tried to magnify the universe, no one else has done so with real photographs and 3D renderings. To fully capture the awe of the vastly different sizes of the Pillars of Creation, Andromeda, the sun, elephants and HIV, you really need to see images, not just illustrations of these items. Stunningly enough, the Cat’s Eye Nebula is surprising similar to coated vesicles, showing that even though the nebula is more than 40,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times larger, many things are similar in our universe.

Read more and click around here.

(via The Dish)

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