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Scale of the Universe 2

rated 4.50 / 5 stars
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Feb 1, 2012 | 1:29 AM EST
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Now with better graphics, new commentary, and 100 more objects than last time! Eye-popping larger display! Gee-whiz scroll wheel control! Adjustable render quality toggle that puts you in control!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Wow. This awesome. Liked the descriptions. If you make a sequel, here are my suggestions: I would like to see more of the illustrations (eg the Virgo Cluster or the Local group), maybe it would be better to center them and let them slowly appear when you zoom out. Or you can open their image in a new window, zoomable. A drag&drop concept would be good, to put some things at nearly the same size in comparision. Some star trek and other science fiction reference could be neat (as suggested by tamukiro), since this is where most of us heard of some of the more distant and greater space phenomena. Since you added Minecraft world (VERY cool:) I suggest also some famous fictious spaceships and stations...yes star trek, but also 2001, star wars etc. I especially miss the Dyson sphere^^ You could also add different forces, gravitaton of earth, the solar wind, etc and who discovered the different objects and forces first. Thanks for this awesome educational piece of work!


Rated 4 / 5 stars


I think it's really great how you could make this. This must've taken a lot of time and research. I love to just scroll through all of the items/lengths to see the huge difference in size.

I think the best part about this is that it looks really nice, and structured. It's immediately clear what this flash is about, and having just one button makes the game organized.
The soft music adds to that. It's nice to hear, and not distracting.

I don't know if this can be used as a study book kind of thing though. It would be nice if we could imput a length (like 10^-27), and get the item or length we're searching for. And maybe even an object. resembling it. If you're looking for something, it takes a bit long to search for it now.
Maybe you could even make a small dictionary with a few items and their lengths, so you scroll to it by typing its name?

Another minor thing I dislike is that some of the items don't blend in too well with their environments. Especially from 10^23 to 10^27, it was clearly divisible it were google images. If you could make the background a bit darker, the feeling of space would be created more, and the pictures would look nicer compared to the background.

Nonetheless it's a great gadget, and not something you see often.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars



Rated 4 / 5 stars

First off, just like to say what most others here have said: This is quite an amazing educational flash game, love the concept of it all.

Second, the reason I didn't give you a 5th star. I first checked this out 2 or 3 days ago, glancing at a few things before deciding to start from the smallest, and go around a bit. I came upon the Earthworm, which said in the info something along the lines of "If you cut it in half, both will grow back to be their own earthworms".
Today I come back here to learn some more, only to see that there are a few MORE things added, and the Earthworm info on growing back was CHANGED to state how "only the head side has chance to regrow, and tail will die."

This changed the "fact" that I had learned from my previous visit, which of course only makes me wonder how much more can be slightly off fact wise.
I figured that perhaps somewhere you'd have a log of new additions, changes, and fixes for that matter...But I'm not seeing it anywhere (not that its that important, i suppose)... I guess final point is that the credibility is shattered, and I can only believe most of what is stated. All in all though, I don't expect perfection, and you've done a wonderful job at raising awareness for people on here. Great work overall!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Lmao!!! "badly designed room"