From theoretical string to the observable universe (and beyond) in 20 seconds

Colleague just forwarded this around the office. Once in a while a link is interesting enough to repost…

This amazing browser app features a simple slider that takes you from the very smallest to the very largest things we have understanding of. Starting at the comfortable ‘size of human’ scale, you can zoom in all the way to QUANTAM FOAM and STRING (where good old string theory comes from, I imagine), and zoom out past dinosaurs, planets and galaxies to the size of EVERYTHING we can actually observe – and even what we can’t.

You can even click on the hundreds of items along the journey to find out more. The Japanese spider crab was frankly terrifying…

Pretty cool. Have a go here. [Mirror]

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