▼ The Scale of the Universe 2

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Comment by Michel on February 13, 2012 at 2:50pm

Things I've learned:

  • stars smaller than Rhode Island
  • Voyager takes a day to deliver a message home
  • the North America nebula
  • some hailstones are bigger than some birds
  • an amoebas is larger than some insects
  • E. coli bacteria is smaller than X chromosome 
  • smallest "rock" object is smaller than your mitochondrion: a clay particle
  • things smaller than atoms are incredibly smaller, atoms are empty!
  • Buckyballs are violet (1 nanometer)
  • a zeptometer: 10e-11 meters 
  • a carbon nanotube is smaller than DNA
  • the Hepatitis B virus is bigger than a transistor gate.
  • a neutrino measures 1 yoctometer in diameter
  • the Milky Way's entourage: 24 satellite galaxies
  • the biggest possible object in the universe is the Shapley supercluster
Comment by Adriana on February 13, 2012 at 2:48pm

This is GREAT!!

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