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Subject: FW: WHIMSY: An Eerie and Gorgeous Look at the Universe
From: Leo Nikora

The website is slow, but worth the wait.

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida put up a very interesting Java applet on their site. It begins as a view of the Milky Way Galaxy viewed from a distance of 10 million light years. Then zooms in towards Earth in powers of ten of distance. 10 million, to one million, to 100,000 light years and so on. Then it finally reaches a large oak tree leaf. But that is not all, it zooms into the leaf until it reaches to the level of the quarks viewed at 100 attometers.

Click on the link below to view this.

This is a fantastic representation of how magnificent the Universe is and how vastly infinite it is both in the macroscopic and the microscopic level.

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