Visualizing Density of Mass & Volume [Infographic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Science

It"s pretty difficult to visualize how much "stuff" is, stuff like air, gold--even a black hole. This will simplify it.
There are 49 comments:
Male 98
What the drat?

Damn physics/math/science.

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Male 172
Nice. I <3 infographics!
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Male 121
will i EVER forget a bout school?
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Male 4,290
Nice touch on the last image :)
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Male 540
Someone, please correct me if I`m wrong, but surely what unbanned said did make sense.
The picture lists materials by mass, not by weight-on-earth. Would any such comments have been made if unbanned suggested throwing a 58x58x58ft helium-filled balloon?
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Male 39
If you understood it: Ultra-dense deuterium, D(-1).

First cube: Almost 4 Megakilograms. Not quite as heavy as the second-largest Great Pyramid of Egypt.

Second cube: 1.86 cm across. The width of a penny.

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Male 505
Yeah, unbanned, 32ft of that weighs a metric ton.
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Male 24
took me a while to get it, pretty cool though, and once you understand it, unbanned, you will realize that what you said made no sense
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Male 191
well it had been 3 years last I saw my school... so I didn`t get it..
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Male 999
imagine picking up 32 feet of aerogel silica nanofoam and throwing it off into the distance in a plain field of grass
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Male 15,832
They forgot to specify the pressure of the gasses. Other than that, it was okay. :-|
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Male 633
wow i always thought lead was more dense than gold.
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Female 3,562
They didn`t make it clear what the examples had in common to the first example.
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Male 48
it took me like 7 minutes to get it. but once i did i learned a lot. i love stuff like this.
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Male 464
The left box is one cubic foot on the substance and the right is one tonne of the substance, what`s not to get?
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Male 264
"i must be stupid, because this clears absolutely nothing for me. it is not a very well explained infographic."

ha ha, ha ha...it`s pretty simple and cleary explained in my opinion:[ m/v = d ]

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Female 3,598
i must be stupid, because this clears absolutely nothing for me. it is not a very well explained infographic.
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Male 2,220
The weight of a metre cubed of water is an important one to remember before trying to move a full fish tank.
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Male 177
anyone else get a headache?
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Male 467
Edumacation is allsome! :D
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Male 122
@piemaster, who asked:
"Im sorry, but if aerogel is lighter than air, wouldn`t it float away?"

A sponge is less dense than water. Throw it into your bathtub, and it will soak itself and drown because it is open-pore. Same with aerogel in air. But do not sneeze if you have it on the table in front of you. :-)
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Male 25,416
Woo hoo educational!
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Male 504
@lukas1051
What you just said makes absolutely no sense.

If it were lighter than air regardless of it being a solid or not it would "float." I am not going to go into an in depth explanation of why this is because this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoCAxS4vq... will prove it visually. If you need an explanation I will give it.

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Male 7,378
Does Kirk Cameron sit around and wonder how much God weighs?
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Male 2,855
No, it`s a solid, it`s still attracted to the Earth by gravity.

because air isnt attracted by gravity right?

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Male 3,425
[quote] Im sorry, but if aerogel is lighter than air, wouldn`t it float away? [/quote]

No, it`s a solid, it`s still attracted to the Earth by gravity.

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Male 3,425
Mass and density, interesting stuff. Mercury`s a weird one, being a liquid at room temperature, you don`t think it`ll weigh much, but it really does.
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Male 154
black holes dont have "volume" like normal matter. Instead it uses the total gravitational pull emenating from within its schawrzchild radius (which for the earth is less than a centimeter)
In simpler terms, the cubic foot of a black hole would be like taking the earth, cramming it into a sphere with a radius of 1cm, the taking the average density of that sphere, and expanding it to a cubic foot.
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Male 10,440
Woooo! Science!

I like how his image is distorted in the last one.

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Male 226
Im sorry, but if aerogel is lighter than air, wouldn`t it float away?
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Male 848
This might have been easier if they`d kept some constant measure.
As it is, it`s maddeningly difficult to compare these.
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Male 494
@Tratheyas: "...How does this work?! I normally catch this kind of stuff quickly, but...lolwat.

My brain just died a little. "
The box on the left gives you the weight and the box on the right gives you the volume.
So, the first box tells you how heavy it is and the second tells you how big it is for the weight and how it would look to you.

@Revdrdark: "Waiting on the "fun"..."

I guess for you and most of the population it isn`t fun unless something absurd happens.

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Male 1,406
Hm, I didn`t know that an oil drum weighed that much. How do they calculate black hole density? From gravitational pull?
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Male 970
wow,
this wasn`t really that hard.
But everyone who didn`t get it...
duh
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Male 1,765
Interesting stuff. Besides the density comparisons, I never thought that:
-A horse weights more than a bear (apparently).
-Air is much heavier than I thought it would be.

Not too abstract a concept to grasp... the first cube tells you how much a cubic foot of the substance weights, the second cube tells you how much volume 1000 Kg of the substance occupies.

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Male 256
i hate science far too much to even attempt to understand the simplest information
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Male 3,431
Pretty cool, but it failed to quantify the density of the average forum reader.
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Male 690
Waiting on the "fun"...
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Male 322
...How does this work?! I normally catch this kind of stuff quickly, but...lolwat.

My brain just died a little.

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Male 567
different substances of a given density, volume on the left, mass on the right, in two different units of measurement, whats to get?
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Male 656
Could have been more clear about what they were trying to get across. not bad... just, not great.
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Male 394
It completely sucked, because they mixed grams and pounds, and then contradicted themselves. Infograph fail.
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Female 107
Neato.
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Female 9,477
I still don`t get it...
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Male 211
that just made it MORE confusing.....
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Male 339
Woah....that`s heavy.


GET IT?! :)

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Male 418
Hey, this is from my college :)

very cool infograph though.

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Male 46
Wow, that black hole one is just awesome.

I`ve really been liking the infographics lately; keep `em coming!

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Male 20,188
Link: Visualizing Density of Mass & Volume [Infographic] [Rate Link] - It`s pretty difficult to visualize how much `stuff` is, stuff like air, gold--even a black hole. This will simplify it.
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