"When faced with a problem you do not understand,
do any part of it you do understand; then look at it again."
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Monday, March 12, 2012

NOT Safe For Work ...

... because you can lose yourself all day in this, really endearing yourself to your boss. :-)

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day
   ( http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120312.html ) ...

The Scale of the Universe - Interactive
Flash Animation Credit & Copyright:
Cary & Michael Huang

... a modern version of the classic video Powers of Ten, is a new window to many of the known scales of our universe. By moving the scroll bar across the bottom, you can explore a diversity of sizes, while clicking on different items will bring up descriptive information.

This is an incredible interactive Flash video, and if I can load and run it on my antique dial-up connection, most of you should have no problems at all.

Click on the music note in the upper right corner for a very nice (and appropriate) piece of background music.

It ranges through 43 63 orders of magnitude (be sure to go to both ends of the scroll bar).

Enjoy - and don't forget; I warned you. :-)

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