The electron microscope has has helped modern civilization to see the unknown. Even of the most microscopic of entities, organisms, and nano-technology can viewed through these high performance microscopes. On the flip side we also have astronomical telescopes which we use to gaze a stars billions of light years away or maybe just at the surface of our local moon. We really do live in an age where we now have the ability to really see how much of an impact size can really have on the world – especially when you compare the sheer size of a blue whale to the smallest of organisms.
Nikon, the maker of fine optics has released what they’re calling the Nikon Universe Scale, an online resource that pits some of the most popular items of interest on a massive metric scale.
Visit the interactive and dynamic flash site and play around with the Nikon Universe Scale.