Epic Rap Battles Of History:
Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye
Scale of the universe
Scroll to your hearts content from the Planck length to the diameter of the observable universe - click on any object and it will open an info box - I can’t imagine how much work must have gone into this. A few surprising things: Pluto has a smaller diameter than the width of the USA and Vatican city can fit in central park multiple times.
Find it here
I was recently reminded how much I still enjoy this endlessly zooming video from 1968, “Powers of Ten”:
You’ve got to watch the video for the narration and the kickin’ soundtrack. For a modern, interactive take, check out “The Scale of the Universe" by Cary Huang. Get some perspective!
POWERS OF TEN 4 LYFE
I made a little video back in February featuring some other great ways to appreciate the scale of the universe, in both time and space.
Explore them below:
One of my favourite videos when I was a kid
I’ve been to lots of shows and I don’t think I’ve ever been quite this excited. He’s coming to Humboldt State and I’ve always wanted and fantasized about going to see one of his talks but figured it would just never happen. My sister called me and told me the second she found out and I basically hung up on her to call and get my tickets.
I didn’t even know the shows date yet, but come hell or high water, I will be seeing Neil deGrasse Tyson.
I don’t even know if I’ll be in the area since I’m applying to graduate schools, but I will find a way back for NDT. lol
It sounds so incredibly corny but it’s a dream come true for me. I’ve basically been obsessed with him for years!
PLANETS AND STARS by size
By nihokrauss // Jun 13, 2012
Wikipedia also has a List of the Largest Known Stars