Hey Girl, Neil deGrasse Tyson Would Like To Show You The Scale Of The Universe

By: 02.14.12

Neil deGrasse Tyson, taking a break from reading all the hate mail he gets from children for saying Pluto isn’t a planet, posted a link to the updated, corrected, interactive scales of the universe on his Facebook page. The interactive version was made by Cary and Michael Huang and starts with strings (as in String Theory), quantum foam, and Brane on the smallest end before progressing through familiar items like humans, buildings, and land masses before comparing the relative size of planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and the entire observable universe. Mind. Blown.

The Scale of the Universe 2 is viewable here, with a backup here if that first link is still down.

And here’s some more good news: it appears Tyson and Pluto have resolved their differences:

[Images courtesy of Tastefully Offensive and oofblamargh. Thanks to Josh for the tip.]

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