Cool site - completely off topic

For those who (like me) are constantly amazed by the scale of our universe… try this site.

“View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.”

Really very cool.

  • Mike.

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Really very cool


We all appreciate all the camera work that you do to help us understand many things about our SRNN, and other topics, but:

  1. How did you get your 20 out that far?
  2. What oxygen system are you using?
  3. What type of camera did you use?

You’re [H]


thankyou. Really amazing!

Timm Preusser N747TG

Mike, if you havn’t seen the movie “Powers of ten” by Ray and Charles Eames, go get it. This is the movie where this idea came from and it is just awesome - and your kids will love it too.

Going even farther back, the movie of Ten was inspired by a delightful 1957 book called View: The Universe in 40 Jumps by the Dutch educator Boeke. Check out the web sites for both!

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…the movie Powers of Ten was inspired by a delightful 1957 book called Cosmic View…

In 1957, I was 5.

Seems that I, too, have increased by a Power of Ten… [:(]

  • Mike.

I don’t know Mike as I have seen you. Have you incresed on your “X” or “Y” axis by a power of ten since age 5?

Just along the t axis.