Magnify the Universe


Copyright 2012. Magnifying the Universe by Number Sleuth.

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.

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