The Scale of the Universe is an interactive infographic that allows you to scroll through data from smallest quantum foam, all the way to the estimated size of the entire universe as a whole.
from this website: http://scaleofuniverse.com
This interactive graphic is so amazing and I spent a good hour just scrolling through, reading and being amazed by what they could compare. I love the design of this tool. It is simple, but beautiful. I normally find these sorts of distances (both small and large) mind boggling, but something about the way it’s all neatly contained on the slider makes it seem like it can fit into my mind better. It gives you a perfect recognizable about things at every scale.
My favorite part is scrolling through and see all the objects flashing during a very quick slide back and forth. I feel ill equipped to describe how wonderful this is. The images, the beautiful music and the truly awesome scale of reality. I feel so insignificant in the universal and very privileged to live in this time and admire the beauty of our existence.
Optional function that i would look forward to having is users can type in a size or an object name, and the interactive graphic can use that as an reference and tell me what exactly the size of an objects. Just like, when I type in “Tennis ball”, and the graphic could tells me the Earth is made up of 10xxx trillions tennis balls. That would be funny and awesome to know. 🙂