I don’t mean to geek out, but this is one of the best interactive infographics I’ve ever seen. You have to play with it a little to get the full impact. The point is you can traverse the universe seeing how things compare in the expanse of all creation.
Begin by clicking the graphic image below. Once you click it, you need to expand it to full screen. (Do this by clicking the expand icon in the top right of the picture.) Then use your mouse to pull the dot along the scale across the bottom of the screen. You’ll travel from macro to micro. Ok, after you’ve done it fast back and forth a couple times – go ahead, get it out of your system – start at one end and go to the other and soak in the massive scale. Now, tell me you think the universe is some kind of one event, big bang, accident in time and space.
Copyright 2012. Magnifying the Universe by Number Sleuth.