Scale: The space between

| Scales of Space |

Relative to the rest of the universe, the scale at which we live our lives is extremely crowded. On a planet with 7.4 billions people and an estimated 75 billion tons of living things — not to mention all the dead, inorganic, and man-made stuff lying around the place — it doesn’t seem like there is a lot of space between one thing and the next. Yet, despite standard representations of atoms and planets, there is actually much more space at lesser and greater scales of the universe than we would expect based on our experience.


Distance between the nucleus of an atom and an electron

REFERENCE
Master of the Universe: How small is an atom? | Pedro Ferreira


Distances between planets in the solar system

REFERENCE
To Scale: The Solar System | Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh

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