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Looking for a fun way to investigate the Universe? This interactive infographic from Number Sleuth accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items in the observable Universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms. The feature includes some wonderful images, using real photographs and 3-D renderings. This allows you to fully witness the awesome and vastly different sizes of between the Pillars of Creation, Andromeda, and the Sun, to things like elephants and viruses here on Earth. If you look close enough, you’ll see that 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.
Take Magnify the Universe for a test drive.
How does it work?
To experience this interactive infographic in full screen (our recommendation) click the “Full Screen” button in the top right corner of the infographic.
Choose one of nine starting points by moving your mouse over and clicking one of the 9 images (atoms, animals, buildings, mountains, planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and the observable universe).
Now on the bottom of the infographic, there is a blue blue dot that you can click on with your mouse.Drag the blue circle left to go “up” in size and drag the blue circle right to go “down” in size
To relocate to one of the nine entry points, click the corresponding yellow dot on the scroller at the bottom of the page.