25 April 2012

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Magnifying the Universe [Infographic]

If you are curious about the size of the universe, you will find it useful to change your Earth-bound perspective by imagining the very smallest things and the very largest things inside it. When you gaze into the night sky, you can see the glow of the Milky Way galaxy in which we live. Beyond that, you will realize that there are other enormous galaxies surrounding us in space, each capable of hosting solar systems that may be home to alien life forms.

As you magnify the universe, you will get a feel for how big the Earth is compared to other planets in our solar system, as well as the moon of our planet compared to the moons orbiting other planets such as Mars or Jupiter. You can also begin to compare the size of smaller objects, such as the cells that make up each person’s body or the atoms that constitute the building blocks for all matter in the universe.

About today's Infographic:
This infographic was provided by: Number Sleuth

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