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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!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

XD cool

LOL @ the giant earth worm


Rated 4 / 5 stars

hahaha! i saw umber 2 first! its like from pikmin to pikmin 2! number 2 is awsome. THANKS!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Admittedly, this gadget is pretty fantastic. I had no idea it was possible to conceptualize from quantum foam all the way up to the observable universe and beyond. Very educational, and good music too!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Internet History always repeat itself

I've already seen something like this on ytmnd. Only difference is interactivety, colors, round shape, and easy usability. But since it's flash, it wouldn't be great to use a .jpg from google image search. At first, I thought that why would a flash be here? Wouldn't you do anything better to do like work at a job where your skills are needed? I really don't think the moronic 13 year old of newgrounds deserve nice things, like this flash for example.

Anyway, without any knowledge of how .swf are composed, I'd say this is a nice piece of work that you pour hours of effort into it. You made your knowledge of our universe look like a stroll on a park on a sunny day. By making use of flash, you've made it less intimidating, and more interesting to explore the field of astronomy and/or nano-scaling. Well, at least that's how I felt. Great job.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Pretty cool

The upper scale of the flash animation is off though. The observable universe is actually about 46.5 light years in radius due to the fact that space-time is expanding. At the beginning of the universe this expansion was faster than the speed of light (though that is not to say that anything was traveling at a speed faster than that of light, simply that the space-time that matter and light exists on was expanding like a balloon being inflated).

Cool Project though

Here's some info if you are interested: ble_universe