[Surfside] Science, Optics & You - Powers of 10

Paul Makepeace bookmarks@paulm.com
Fri, 1 Feb 2002 18:29:58 -0800

"Powers of Ten

View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move
through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until
you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National
High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that,
begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world
that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and
finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons."


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