I remember being blown away when I brought you the visual cell size scale, but now I’ve discovered The Scale of the Universe 2!
When you arrive at the site, you’ll notice the instructions are right on the main page. You’ll use the slide bar to zoom in an out, and then you can click on objects to learn more about them. Click the black start button to begin your exploration of the universe.
The first thing I noticed was that there is nice background sound to the application, but if you are at work, you’ll want to click the music notes in the top right corner to turn off the sound. Now while your navigating the universe, I noticed that I can also use my mouse wheel to zoom in and out. I found that was way easier than moving the slider bar.
The other thing I noticed – probably because I love sparkle – is that when you get zoomed way out into the universe and are looking at nebulas – they sparkle! I found I wanted to click them and learn more about them. And when you zoom in to the universe past what you can see with the naked eye, the rays are animated. I like little touches like that because they’re unexpected and make the interface more fun to use.
I think you’re ready to go explore the universe! Go check it out!