Scales of Space

This is one of those cool views of changes in scales. It runs from pretty large (some distance from the Milky Way) to pretty small (subatomic). One of the things you notice is that there is NOT a consistent fractal theme that operates on all scales. Fractals are not everything. They are just something.

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.

Go here to see it.

Comments

  1. #1 Tony P
    December 10, 2007

    That’s very similar to the powers of 10 video produced by Charles and Ray Eames for IBM. It’s a little dated but fairly accurate.
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpA28eUB7Ek

  2. #2 Dave Briggs
    December 11, 2007

    I went to the link but it wouldn’t load. I think I have seen it before and it is amazing. Then I went to the one Tony P. has and it worked great! I have always said that whether you go micro or macro the universe is an astounding place!
    Dave Briggs :~)