Monday, February 25, 2008

Size does matter

Space, goes a half remembered and un-looked up quote from Douglas Adams, is really big. You might think it's a long way down to the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.

The corollary, I would add, is that you might think your paycheck is small, but that's massive to an atom. You know what? I'll leave the pithy quotes to Douglas Adams.

Nikon has put up a great little page demonstrating scale from the atomic to the intergalactic. Take a look here.

1 comment:

the rev. said...

Apropo of nothing in your post, let me just say Omedeto gazaimusu!