You Are Not The Center of the Universe

In: Science

11 Jan 2011

I think everyone loved those cool visualizations of relative scale (example one, two) we’ve seen lately. Here’s a new one showing the relative size of planetary objects. Three thoughts occurred to me while watching this: 1: This guy has some crazy good animation skills.  2: We really are insignificant specks floating in an endless black void. 3: I can’t believe I recognize that annoying music from the Black Hole movie.

3 Responses to You Are Not The Center of the Universe



January 13th, 2011 at 7:05 am

Your picture doesn’t show? Or is my own pc not working…



January 14th, 2011 at 9:51 am

Hey Trevor, it works fine for me. Here’s the direct link to the video on Youtube if that’s easier:



January 17th, 2011 at 2:37 am

Oops, blocked for youtube at work! But thanks…

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