An Interactive Illustration of the Size of Atoms

The Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah has created an interactive feature that allows you to see the relative size of small objects, starting with a coffee bean and magnifying down to a carbon atom. Click on the link and use the sliding bar at the bottom of the application to zoom in.

Link via Radley Balko | Image: U.S. Department of Energy

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There's a classic 1960s short film I remember from high-school chemistry that goes from life-size to a macroscopic galaxy view to a microscopic atomic view. It's called "Powers of Ten" and you can watch it here: http://www.vimeo.com/819138

The neatest thing is how the grandness of the universe and the minuteness of the proton look vaguely similar. Deep.
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