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Science communication is important in today's technologically advanced society. A good part of the adult community is not science saavy and lacks the background to make sense of rapidly changing technology. My blog attempts to help by publishing articles of general interest in an easy to read and understand format without using mathematics. I also give free lectures in community events - you can arrange these by writing to me.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Scale of the Universe


Humans occupy an average middle place in the scheme of things. 
There are vastly bigger entities and vastly smaller ones at the other end. 
Our senses only allow us to see and feel things that are within a few order of magnitudes in size relative to us. 
It is only in the past 200 years or less that we have been able to comprehend the vastness of space and that is where the wonderful website HTWINS gives us a glimpse of what lies beyond our limited perception.

HTWINS is wonderfully presented and graphically describes the enormous range of objects in our Universe.The only way to appreciate it is to open the link and play with it for a few minutes.

http://htwins.net/scale2/

It is almost impossible not to be impressed by it. ENJOY!

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