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106 Responses to An Interactive And Scale Model Of Our Universe

  1. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    Link: An Interactive And Scale Model Of Our Universe - From the strings of String Theory, to galaxy clusters and more. This is a mind-blower.
  2. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:09 am
    whoa...
  3. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:10 am
    Mah brain just asploded...
  4. Profile photo of M3ntal1313
    M3ntal1313 Male 18-29
    449 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Favorite thing ever. Beautiful.
  5. Profile photo of Fluffe
    Fluffe Male 13-17
    88 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Sick
  6. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:20 am
    I`ve seen this before, its f*cking awesome and mind-boggling! Its hard to comprehend something that small and things that large!
  7. Profile photo of Valigon
    Valigon Male 18-29
    108 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:21 am
    well my mind just go esplode!
  8. Profile photo of xtkm1x
    xtkm1x Male 13-17
    432 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:22 am
    Wow!
  9. Profile photo of Ginerio
    Ginerio Male 18-29
    24 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:22 am
    You know what freaks me out most? Surgical masks can not block any virusses...
  10. Profile photo of Narninian
    Narninian Male 18-29
    127 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:27 am
    awww - no your mom joke at the end
  11. Profile photo of FeeFee
    FeeFee Female 18-29
    583 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:33 am
    Wow. Took a while to load and my computer is extremely fast, but totally worth it. It was hard to understand at the extreme ends of the scale, but fascinating, none the less
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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
    1404 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:40 am
    thats so...incomprehensible.
  13. Profile photo of MrCydonia
    MrCydonia Male 30-39
    19 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:42 am
    But what is quantum foam made of?
  14. Profile photo of LTimeLurker
    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
    723 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:43 am
    BunnyNaku - Mine too...mine too...
  15. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:44 am
    Wow, Newgrounds contributing something more than MTV-garbage?

    I`m in shock.

  16. Profile photo of agamemnon
    agamemnon Male 18-29
    215 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:57 am
    "But what is quantum foam made of?"

    Quantum steamed milk.

  17. Profile photo of Conejito1011
    Conejito1011 Female 13-17
    120 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Makes you feel kinda small...
  18. Profile photo of Chaouse
    Chaouse Male 13-17
    194 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:09 am
    "Wow, Newgrounds contributing something more than MTV-garbage?
    I`m in shock."

    MTV-garbage? what the hell choo talking about?

  19. Profile photo of mynamecandi
    mynamecandi Female 18-29
    209 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:12 am
    Quantum foam is a concept, not a thing. It is where quantum theory breaks down at distances smaller than the Plank length. Which is where string theory tries to pick up.
  20. Profile photo of mynamecandi
    mynamecandi Female 18-29
    209 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:14 am
    Also, quantum theory breaks down at distances less than the Plunk length due to the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
  21. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4007 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Slow god-damned load holy cow.
  22. Profile photo of sweetrebelnc
    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:18 am
    ...
    did the dishes...


    ate a bowl of soup...

    updated facebook...

    and were at 51%.

  23. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:19 am
    Fun!
    Mine loaded tickity-boo!
  24. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Saw it was Newgrounds, decided not to care. Was so bored I came back later to actually see it, and it takes so long to load that I`m not gonna wait.
  25. Profile photo of TheGax
    TheGax Male 18-29
    815 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:22 am
    wow...just.....just wow....i`m nearly insane already from thinking about all this crap..this just made it worse
  26. Profile photo of Harleq
    Harleq Male 18-29
    108 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:22 am
    It`s interesting to think that while we know all this, we`re never gonna actually see any of it. Space is just too impossibly huge.
  27. Profile photo of MYCHEMGIRL
    MYCHEMGIRL Female 13-17
    1287 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:29 am
    This is a really depressing post. We`re all so small. And we know about all this stuff, but we`ll never see it...
  28. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:30 am
    This is the most awesome thing I`ve ever seen. My mind has been blown.
  29. Profile photo of Samuelsoon
    Samuelsoon Male 18-29
    346 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:32 am
    Wont go past 60%

    HOW dratING BIG IS THIS FILE

  30. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:33 am
    Also... If that`s the size of the universe.. then what happens when that ends?
  31. Profile photo of thefireguy22
    thefireguy22 Male 18-29
    418 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:51 am
    it took a good 15 mins for me, and i have a 10mbps connection... i guess it is the universe
  32. Profile photo of thefireguy22
    thefireguy22 Male 18-29
    418 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:52 am
    wow it takes two seconds to load if you just go straight to newgrounds
  33. Profile photo of Ivarvw
    Ivarvw Male 13-17
    36 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    "HOW dratING BIG IS THIS FILE"

    It`s 3.456,77 KB to be precise. It`s just the iab server which is slow.

  34. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    It`s 3.456,77 KB to be precise. It`s just the iab server which is slow.

    IAB doesn`t host flash games, just the pictures.

    This is the actual SWF file: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_u...

  35. Profile photo of MissDaae
    MissDaae Female 13-17
    19 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    Good god...

    Also- Spore Music FTW

  36. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    Coolest thing I`ve seen in a week.
  37. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    Wow- I`m HUGE!!! But also pretty damned small. Also largely not here at all- seems to be a lot of space around.
  38. Profile photo of triacnid
    triacnid Male 70 & Over
    82 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    And this is why I pursue my doctorate in Physics.
  39. Profile photo of piiink1
    piiink1 Female 13-17
    179 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    that scared me
  40. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    Bah, string theory is far from any reputable science or math. It just gets a pass because it is too damn convoluted.

    And nothing ends past the 13.7 billion ly horizon. The Universe is infinite, so there are an infinite number of stars and galaxies beyond our visible Universe. And I think it has been on IAB before, but one day, Earth will be the only body within its visible universe. Thanks dark energy!

  41. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Awesome!
  42. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
    716 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    I strive to understand everything on this (I understand a fair amount of it already)
  43. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    This makes me feel insignificant!
  44. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    Ok, maybe I`m not physics-minded (so if this is the way they do it now, sorry... but it`s not in biology (my current PhD), but why are the powers of 10 BEFORE the unit?

    - like 10^5 x 3.5???

    Apart from that, great animation :)

  45. Profile photo of i-am-bo-red
    i-am-bo-red Male 13-17
    150 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    Dude.... We`re small as hell.
  46. Profile photo of Axires
    Axires Male 13-17
    65 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    WOW
  47. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 1:19 pm
    this poo is crazy
  48. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    Im glad the far right didnt end with a "yo mamma butt" joke
  49. Profile photo of NotAllowed
    NotAllowed Female 18-29
    526 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    humbling
  50. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
    1240 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    Woooow, trippy.
  51. Profile photo of xRedheadx3
    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
    2045 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    woah, that`s awesome. i love these kinda links.
  52. Profile photo of lkc1
    lkc1 Female 13-17
    224 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm
    insaaaaane!!!!!
  53. Profile photo of duckflash
    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    what`s after the universe? and is thre anything smaller that that planck length thingy? This makes me wish i was still having physics and chemistry classes.
  54. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Awesome. Love this stuff.
  55. Profile photo of SaltyVarnish
    SaltyVarnish Male 18-29
    678 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    Why do i go to work again??
  56. Profile photo of Ranakamarth
    Ranakamarth Male 18-29
    294 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    Caution may blow mind

    Does this program remind anyone of that video of a press conference microsoft had with that program that was like a newspaper and you could keep zooming into it. and like they would zoom so the letter was super big then they zoomed into the side of it and there was another article written on the edge of the letter or something like that? Pretty cool

  57. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    Yeahh! :D this is neat.
  58. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    This is why IAB doesn`t suck.
  59. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    Listening to the music made me want to play spore again.
  60. Profile photo of Dainty
    Dainty Female 18-29
    355 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    I StumbleUponed this a few days ago. This is so awesome. <3
  61. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9183 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    I am amused.
  62. Profile photo of gargaflute
    gargaflute Male 18-29
    125 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    beautiful
  63. Profile photo of genericuser
    genericuser Female 18-29
    317 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    The words meant very little to me, but that was still cool.
  64. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    what`s after the universe?

    Unknown. Perhaps there`s no such thing as outside the universe. Which goes over my head - if it`s finite, how can outside it not exist?

    and is thre anything smaller that that planck length thingy?

    As far as I know with my limited understanding, size ceases to have any meaning below that. Below that scale, it`s all one big wtf (also known as quantum effects). But we don`t really know, because none of it is remotely close to being examinable. It`s purely a matter of maths and theory. I`m nowhere near knowledgable enough to have a clue about whether it`s right or not.

    This makes me wish i was still having physics and chemistry classes.

    Me too. I only know enough to begin to realise how much I don`t know.

  65. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    I think the scale on the large side is best illustrated by the casual use of the word `local` to describe things millions of light-years in size.
  66. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    "This makes me wish i was still having physics and chemistry classes."

    Me too. I only know enough to begin to realise how much I don`t know.

    Still have Wikipedia. :)

  67. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
    2291 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    This is so wild.
  68. Profile photo of epiphany101
    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    Very cool
  69. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    "I think the scale on the large side is best illustrated by the casual use of the word `local` to describe things millions of light-years in size."
    S- *shudder* Seconded.
  70. Profile photo of Isseepy
    Isseepy Female 18-29
    160 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    I feel so very small. So... tiny...
  71. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    February 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    i liked the rubik`s cube mixed and solved...lol

    oh...and the whole immensigigantimagnitude...thing was alright too...

  72. Profile photo of HKelch
    HKelch Male 30-39
    113 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    Monty Python put it in to a song... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tmLvzubP...
    starts around 3:45 if you are in a hurry
  73. Profile photo of aznclueless
    aznclueless Male 18-29
    329 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    always cool.
  74. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm
    Spore Music XD
  75. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 21, 2010 at 11:46 pm
    Wow. A sustained four point oh. Haven`t seen one of these for a loooong time... Nice link, vitaly!
  76. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 12:54 am
    I love stuff like this.

    I think one of humanity`s big problems is understanding scale on any reasonable level.

    Everything from our place in the world to our place in the universe, to the odds of events, to labels we give each other.

    You don`t need this to know how small you are. You are one of 7 billion people. What does that mean?

    It means THIS is how many plastic beverage bottles are used every 5 minutes in the US alone.

    You don`t need to look at the size of the universe to know how small we are.

  77. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 1:38 am
    Just FYI, the picture I linked comes from this.
  78. Profile photo of HMS
    HMS Male 18-29
    43 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 4:11 am
    That was soooo cool.

  79. Profile photo of Drachaus
    Drachaus Male 18-29
    9 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 4:21 am
    By far the coolest thing I`ve EVER seen on IAB. Very very very very awesome.
  80. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 5:32 am
    Holy poo this is the coolest thing ever!
  81. Profile photo of pixiechick81
    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 7:00 am
    3 thumbs up
  82. Profile photo of joker7189
    joker7189 Male 18-29
    92 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 10:47 am
    So awesome....Newgrounds is amazing and so is IAB
  83. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 11:36 am
    The Lorentz transformation matrix is the fabric of spacetime. Quantum foam is the shaving cream of spacetime.
  84. Profile photo of regalia13
    regalia13 Female 18-29
    212 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    lol yoctometer...
  85. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
    699 posts
    February 23, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    :)
  86. Profile photo of icecream2269
    icecream2269 Female 18-29
    523 posts
    February 23, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    crazyyyyyyy!
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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    February 25, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    there should be one warning : DO NOT VIEW BACKWARDS ON LSD
  88. Profile photo of iplaymusic
    iplaymusic Male 18-29
    292 posts
    February 26, 2010 at 10:51 am
    Did you know that radio waves travel faster then your voice? That means if you were in the back of a room with a person and a radio up front, you would hear the radio first. Radio waves are a mile long and travel at the speed of light. I`m awesome.
  89. Profile photo of ha1b
    ha1b Male 13-17
    72 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    for some reason this made me happy :)
  90. Profile photo of EnglishDan
    EnglishDan Male 18-29
    75 posts
    February 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    I didn`t know there was anything smaller than an electron, and I didn`t know there was anything bigger than my penis.
  91. Profile photo of Maurog
    Maurog Male 30-39
    1 post
    March 1, 2010 at 6:15 am
    A radio is an electromagnetic waves-to-voice converter, wiseguy, so the sound waves it emits travel in air at the same speed as human voice. If you could hear radio waves, you wouldn`t need a radio at all.
  92. Profile photo of JRuu
    JRuu Male 18-29
    54 posts
    March 23, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    that was a trippp
  93. Profile photo of Froggybuster
    Froggybuster Male 13-17
    122 posts
    March 26, 2010 at 4:46 am
    @EnglishDan - I think you meant smaller than your penis...
  94. Profile photo of 17945
    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    March 29, 2010 at 1:59 am
    Damn...that was awesome!
  95. Profile photo of TheCoyote
    TheCoyote Male 18-29
    1 post
    April 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    If this is a true scale model, if it were ever printed out to the tiniest detail, it would be many, many times larger than the actual universe. Think about that.
  96. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    April 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    wow....... just wow.......
  97. Profile photo of HappyAbes
    HappyAbes Female 18-29
    78 posts
    April 23, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    This is so awesome :D
  98. Profile photo of Marsilvanian
    Marsilvanian Male 18-29
    275 posts
    May 1, 2010 at 5:21 am
    I definitely liked it :)
  99. Profile photo of nofatchicks
    nofatchicks Male 18-29
    257 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    my head still hurts
  100. Profile photo of Flashpacker
    Flashpacker Male 18-29
    672 posts
    June 7, 2010 at 6:35 am
    Its not starting =`(
  101. Profile photo of reddye
    reddye Male 13-17
    56 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 12:29 am
    was it taken down? its only white...
  102. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
    1669 posts
    June 24, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    Well, it appears that the thing is broken. For anybody that still wants to see it, try the original post on Newgrounds here.
  103. Profile photo of Flashpacker
    Flashpacker Male 18-29
    672 posts
    July 7, 2010 at 3:46 am
    Wheres the fun in calling Uranus, "Yer Uh Niss"?

    Also, AWESOME post... how about a repost of this, so everybody can see it? =)
  104. Profile photo of scienceguy47
    scienceguy47 Male 18-29
    97 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    WTF STRING THEORY NOT AGAIN AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  105. Profile photo of Qualara
    Qualara Female 18-29
    101 posts
    August 22, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    Brilliant. No other words.

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