Powers of Ten

By Deane Barker on September 20, 2004

The Universe Within – Interactive Java Tutorial: I saw this several years ago, but had never been able to find it again until MetaFilter posted a link today. Very cool

View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.

It keeps going into the oak tree until you end up looking at — I think — the nucleus of a single atom in one of the leaves.