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Small But Mighty – Humanity to Scale

June 30, 2014 — by The Social Clymer

It’s easy to feel small when you think about the unfathomable size of the universe.  Especially when you remember that it’s still expanding at a speed that’s also hard to get your head around.  To give you some perspective, though, there’s a great new site called Scale of Universe.  The site takes you from the smallest known “thing,” the strings that make up String Theory, all the way up to the observable universe with everything in between.

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Go and play around with it.  It’s a nice reminder of just what exists in the world both larger and smaller than us that we are still trying to figure out.  But, if you take into account all of those other things… electrons, galaxies, chromosomes and comets… there’s only one item on the site that is actively trying to figure it all out – us.  I figure that makes us pretty special.