The Scale of the Universe – What is mankind that you are mindful of them?

Check out this this interactive tool, which conveys some sense of the scale of the universe, from the galactic to the quantum level.

For some reason this Psalm came to mind:

LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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One Response to “The Scale of the Universe – What is mankind that you are mindful of them?”

  1. Hausdorff Says:

    Thanks for the scale of the universe link. I love stuff like that. I wonder if it says something about you whether you zoom out or in first. I zoomed out first.

    Something funny I just noticed, if you zoom out just a little bit from where it starts, there is an “average U.S. floorplan”. He had some fun with the labels on it. Now I need to go through this thing again and see if there is other amusing things in there.

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