Alright you guys, I have now dubbed Fridays “Fascinating Friday”. Which means, each Friday I will make a post about something that is utterly fascinating!
Today’s fascinating feature …. THE SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE!
I have always been fascinated by space. Most anyone who walks outside on a dark night can’t help but gaze at the stars for at least a moment. We are drawn to look at them, and wonder what they are. They inspire us to dream, to think, boggle our minds, and encourage us to remember that there is more to life than our daily routines we find ourselves circling day to day.
When it comes to our universe, there is so much we do not know. And yet, we are living in a day and age were space exploration and science are making discoveries faster than ever!
One important thing I view has a great impact on our interpretation of life, is coming to understand the true scale of our universe, and how we stack up in comparison!
My first real exposure to the scale of the universe was through this site. It is an animated view of THE SCALE OF THE UNIVERSE! We start with humans, and our world we relate to. Then, as the animation plays out, we really come to see juuuuust how minuscule we are. It may hit you hard, if it is something you’ve never thought about before. But I don’t take it as something that diminishes our value as humans. I find it stimulating, and hopeful!
Here is the link below:
To operate the animation, hover your cursor over the box and then scroll with your mouse to zoom in and out. Zooming out will take you to the largest objects, and zooming in will toggle through the smaller objects.
Now, how do you feel? Did you experience different emotions throughout the animation?
Please leave your thoughts about the animation in the comments, I’d love to know how your experience learning about the scale of the universe went!
~ Adventure720 ~