Friday, May 11, 2012

Magnifying the Universe - An Interactive Visualization

In March I shared The Scale of the Universe 2 which is a fantastic interactive visualization of the scale of objects in the universe. This morning I found another great interactive visualization of the size of the universe in the form of Magnifying the Universe. Magnifying the Universe allows you to see the size of atoms, animals, buildings, mountains, planets, stars, and galaxies in relation to other objects in the universe. Try it out as embedded below.

Copyright 2012. Magnifying the Universe by Number Sleuth.

Applications for Education
Magnifying the Universe could be a great visualization to embed in a class blog for elementary school students to play with and get a sense of how big the universe is.