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The Scale of the Universe

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Jan 23, 2010 | 1:09 PM EST
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Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn the scale of things along the way! Learn the size of the Pillars of Creation and marvel at the minuscule scale of a neutrino!

ARROW KEYS! ARROW KEYS! You can use arrow keys if the scroll bar is too sensitive.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very Cool

I'm a closet physics & astronomy nerd, and I loved this!!! When I saw the premise of this I zoomed in to see if they ended with Plank length, and they DID!
Very good job indeed!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Mind Expansion

I am speechless...great stuff though


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Not a game... it's an interesting and stunning presentation!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Have you ever been overwhelmed with a feeling of vastness and grandeur, that is at the same time beautiful and scary?

Also, to the reviewer before me, giving Earth, the Sun, and the Milky Way different "entrances" of any kind kinda ruins the whole point, doesn't it? Which is to say that we are tiny, literally smaller than an atom in a bucket of water. To say that we ARE special in the grand scheme of the universe would be presumptuous.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Inspired and dizzying program. Woah.

Few suggestions:

1. Is there an an option to turn off the music? Or could you program longer music? Because in the time it takes to really get a good look at this thing the music loop get's a bit repetitive and distracting. .. (It only lasts for a minute or two). In fact, I'd be happy to program some original score for it, if you need someone.

2. I reckon the Earth, Sol, and Milky way should have more dramatic entrances when you cycle up from small to big. They are our home.

Amazing program