WEBSITE OF THE DAY - Scale of the Universe
So how big is big? Steady lads, we're not going anywhere personal with this question, it's just that size is important when it comes to the very nature of our existence.
The universe is big. Really big. It's so unfathomably, massively huge, that simple words can't really describe it. And numbers don't make much sense of it either.
So it's helpful that this site, primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe has put the sheer immenseness of our universe into pictures.
With this clever graphic interface, you can start with something relatively familiar size-wise, like an ant or a microchip, and then scale up or down to see where we fit into the absolute hugeness of things.
It's astonishing to see it mapped out like this and will really make you think about our place in the infinite vastness of the space we call home.
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