Posts Tagged 'universe'

The Entire Universe

In what has been called a “cartographic masterpiece” Pablo Carlos Budassi has combined several images from NASA telescopes with logarithmic maps developed by the astronomers at Princeton to produce this staggering image.

Yes, that’s right.  That is the *entire* universe.  In one single image.

observable_universe_logarithmic_illustration

Click the image to enlarge and zoom in all its 4200 x 4200 pixel glory, or view it at Wikimedia here.

Logarithmic maps (similar to their namesake scales on graphs) manage huge areas as they decrease in scale as you move outwards from the centre of the image, meaning that Earth in the middle here is shown at a considerably larger scale than the outer realms of the universe.

Feel small much?

 

The Universe In A Glass Of Wine

It’s Friday, it’s been a long week, and so a glass (or two) of wine is on the cards for this evening.

it is true that if we look in glass of wine closely enough we see the entire universe.

Don’t feel guilty, there’s a lot of science and inspiration in that glass you’re holding.  In fact, renowned Physisict Richard Feynman used a simple glass of wine to illustrate how everything in our universe is connected and inexplicably linked.

Feynman’s wise words have been wonderfully visualised by Joe Hanson of science blog It’s Okay to be Smart.

Have a great weekend!


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