Many of you may have already seen this: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120312.html
But it’s really, really damn good.
And a brilliant time waster, which you might actually learn a thing or two from.
Also, for the Block placing folk among us, there’s a nice little addition sitting beside Neptune. ^^
Seeing as 3 days ago it would have been Douglas Adams birthday, I feel I should also add this: “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”
@darkgryphon42 Thought there might be some Adams fans around here. ^^ H2G2 is almost certainly my favourite book series.
@proudplatypus yeah, there’s some that do get across how big/small things are bit a little better, but I’ve never seen one quite so full with little extras – additions like the total human hight are great; we’re 7x taller than the sun, which make you realise how many of us there are, then you zoom out and find that’d only get 1/15th of the way from the earth to sun.
On the small size – jeez transistor gates are small. :p
Good Lord I love this! When you said it was a brilliant time waster, damn were you right! Although in some cases, it may not be an actual “waste’ of time if you learn something from it. This thing is a lot of fun. I think I need to play with it again.