NANFA-- OT: Science Ed - Power of 10

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Sun, 14 Mar 2004 14:16:14 -0600

Members -

This is a pretty neat demonstration of scale in the universe. It can also
be used to discuss certain themes in astronomy, biology, and physics.

- Jan

Florida State University has put up a very interesting Java applet on
their website. It begins as a view of the Milky Way Galaxy viewed
from a distance of 10 million light years and then zooms in towards
Earth in powers of ten of distance -10 million, to one million, to
100,000 light years, etc., until it finally reaches a large Oak tree
leaf. But that is not all. It zooms into the leaf until it reaches
to the level of the quarks viewed at 100 attometers. Whew!
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