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Space Race – Just how big is our Cosmic Neighborhood?

A remarkable info-graphic released by BBC Future, showing just how amazingly gigantic our solar system is, in contrast to it being just a tiny corner of the universe. What is the most distant man-made object? What is the farthest traveled by a human being? What is the farthest traveled by a piece of Lego? And perhaps most importantly – how long would these journeys take if you were a passenger on the Star ship Enterprise?

The Scale of the Universe – from Micro to Colossal by Cary Huang [An Interactive Flash]

The Scale of the Universe, an inspiring interactive animation by Cary Huang, displaying an entertaining and detailed comparison between different creatures and objects that exists within our universe. Starting at the microscopic scale of DNAs and nuclei  up to the colossal scales of stars and galaxies, shinning an immense contrast on the size of a human being compared to just about everything else. Try it yourself! Press Start, wait shortly for it load, use the right/ left scroll bar for zooming in and out, and click on any object for some brief info, Enjoy the knowledge!

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