Morning Buzz

Prepare to Feel Tiny: The Illustrated Scale of the Universe

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Thanks to Cary Huang, we can all zoom out a little. 

The developer and her twin, Michael, released The Scale of the Universe, an online, interactive flash program that allows you to zoom in to 10^-35 and out to 10^27 -- from the smallest "known" objects in the universe to the largest.

While the illustrations are rudimentary, the sliding scale of the known universe is full of eye (and brain) candy; each "known" object is clickable and provides information about the object's scale, origin, and discovery. 

Prepare to feel tiny, and check out the scale on Huangs' website.

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Claire Lawton
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