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The smallest planet in the Solar System has become even smaller, studies by the Messenger spacecraft have shown.

2008-07-04

 mercury planet Solar System Sun size diameter cooling
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...
 universe philosophy magnitude visualization size
Marvin Minsky started by talking about the fact that the root of our problems is that there are "too many big people" around and further he suggested that "one solution would be to reduce the size of people from six feet to six inches. That way you could get a trillion people on the planet with less pollution."...

2010-01-19

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Protons, among the building blocks of atoms, are even smaller than we thought—and the unexpected discovery may alter some of the most trusted laws of physics.

2010-07-07

 physics proton size light cosmology
The oldest of the subatomic particles called neutrinos might each encompass a space larger than thousands of galaxies, new simulations suggest.

2009-07-02

 neutrino physics cosmology size
These molecules are the "third type of carbon" - with the first two types being graphite and diamond...

2010-07-23

 star carbon Buckminster Fuller buckyball molecule size universe astronomy cosmology space
A group of Spanish researchers says evolution favours small, light males because they can more easily traverse thin strands of silk.

2010-08-03

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Mars formed in record time, growing to its present size in a mere three million years, more quickly than scientists previously thought. Its rapid formation could explain why the Red Planet is about one tenth the mass of Earth.

2011-05-27

 Mars geology Solar System planet size
Powers of Ten is a 1977 short documentary film written and directed by Charles Eames and his wife, Ray. The film depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten.

1977

 scale movie universe size relativity

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