Interactive Visualization of the Scale of Objects in Space

Size of Space

Computer scientist Neal Argarwal has created “The Size of Space”, an incredible, interactive visualization showing how the various objects in space measure up to each other in terms of relative size.

The larger sized objects appear as the viewer hits the arrow keys or uses the trackpad. With the right arrow, objects become greater and greater in size, while the left arrow will reduce the objects back to the beginning screen.

Hubble Space Telescope

Earth Planets

via Flowing Data

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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