Thursday, April 15, 2010

Man, the universe is FRICKIN' AWESOME!

Seriously, how can anyone NOT consider it incredible, from the multitudinous scales and levels of the entire universe, from the teensiest bits of quantum foam to the utter-mind-blowing-immensity of the universal sight horizon? And the thought that even those depths, 14 billion light years away, is still not the ultimate limit of just our universe - it's just the fact that we couldn't see any further away, even if we tried.

Here's a fantastic site that gives a good scalable view of everything (and I mean everything) from strings vibrating at Planck length, all the way through the entire width of the universe. I advise you not to view this if you are too wrapped up in thinking the universe is less than 10,000 years old -- it will quickly disabuse you of that error.

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