Would you like to know about the Horsehead Nebula? Quantum foam? The Hoover Dam? Click on this website – Scale of the Universe 2 and simply use the scroll bar at the bottom as you travel between Yoctometers and Parsecs.
Please have patience while the site loads – it could take few minutes . But it does consist of , after all , The Whole Universe . (You may see a blank space , then a gray box . Stick with it . When it’s finished loading , prepare to be blown away). Click “Start ,” and then simply use the slider across the bottom , or the wheel on your mouse , to zoom in — and in and in and in . . . or out and out and out . . . It will take you from the extremely smallest features postulated by scientists ( the strings in string theory) to the very largest ( the observable universe).
Utilizing objects varying in size from 10-35 meters to 9 .3 x 1028 meters , the tool tries to help viewers grasp of the scale of the universe in relation to common ( and unknown ) objects , land masses , planets, et cetera. Each object – and you will find hundreds — are clickable and comes along with their very own description.
It turns out that “Scale of the Universe 2″ was created by Cary Huang , a 14-year-old ninth grader from Moraga , Calif . , with the necessary help from his twin brother Michael (see below). Incredible !