Saturday, February 15, 2014

Universally Cool

19 Comments


Zayne's family just sent me the coolest science interactive graphic. Check it out by clicking on the image below. Once it opens, click START and then use the slider at the bottom to help explain our place in this vast universe.

Using objects varying in size from 10-35 meters to 9.3 x 1028 meters, the tool attempts to help viewers grasp of the size of the universe in relation to familiar (and unfamiliar) objects, land masses, planets and the like.


Amazing, right?

What's even more amazing is that this graphic was created by twin brothers Cary and Michael Huang. These 14 year freshman live in Moraga, California, where Mrs. Sol went to college! Small world (pun intended).

When asked about this project, Cary replied, "My seventh grade science teacher showed us a size comparison video on cells, and I thought it was fascinating. I decided to make my own interactive version that included a much larger range of sizes," said Cary in an email forwarded by his mother. "It was not a school project -- just for fun. However, my science teacher loved it so much she showed [it] to the class! My brother, Michael, helped me put it on the internet." 


What do you think of Cary's project 
and the enormous size of our universe?

Science is awesome.

19 comments:

Mackenzie K. February 18, 2014 at 3:05 PM

This is so awesome! I love science!

Amanda King February 19, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Teagan

That was awesome!! Thank you Zayne and Mrs. Sol for sharing!!!

Anonymous February 19, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Wow! That was awesome I like how that was put together and it was amazing to know the real size of those objects!

Jason G. February 19, 2014 at 11:38 AM

They are cool!

Laura Rudolph February 19, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Matthew R.

Wow!! That is amazing!!

Anonymous February 19, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Wow that's a lot of humans!

Brandon A

Ghenine Saling February 19, 2014 at 4:22 PM

I thought this was AWESOME! I like that they put the Minecraft world in there. SCIECNE IS COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zayne

Mrs. Sol February 19, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Thanks for sharing this cool graphic with us, Zayne!

Zvikomborero February 19, 2014 at 8:02 PM

this is awesome and fun

nazareth February 20, 2014 at 1:33 PM

that is good!

Margaret Lemon February 20, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Cary, that's really amazing!

Jasper February 20, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Wow! I like that scale! Did you know that some of Mars moons are hot have molten lava on them and volcanos? Other moons have freezing temperature below zero? Cool, right? Again, like that scale.

trn February 21, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome, I really liked that!!

Isaiah

Sarah Mcnair February 21, 2014 at 2:49 PM

That is realy cool.That is a lot of cool things.Thanks for sharing Cary.

Kiernan F February 21, 2014 at 6:11 PM

That's really cool.
Lots of stuff to learn.
Thanks Cary!!!!!!!!!!!
Kiernan

Anonymous February 25, 2014 at 8:05 AM

WOW thats awsome!

Rebekah

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