HTwins.net is an educational website with few, yet very interesting resources. Created by Cary Huang with tech support from Michael Huang, The Scale of the Universe 2 is a remake after their first successful attempt to show people just how big and small our Universe (and everything in it) is. It’s a great way to gain some perspective on just how small (and big) we are compared with other stuff in the known and observable Universe.
The Full Complexity of Our Universe on HTwins.net
When you start the virtual journey through our Universe on HTwins.net, you’ll be presented with what you can relate to. And that’s an average human, alongside a beach ball, a dodo and Rafflesia – the largest known flower on Earth. Click on any object to get more details about what it is and its dimensions. Scrolling back or forth will take you through a magnificent journey, from the smallest known objects and units of measurement, to the largest. Again, you can click on everything and get more details about it.
From wave lengths to the biggest known star, all the way to an overview of the visible Universe and back to strings, plank lengths and quantum foam – everything can be found on The Scale of the Universe 2. This makes it one of the most important pieces of web content offered for educational purposes and I really do hope they’ll use in in schools around the world. It’s great how you can easily and intuitively get a glimpse on all that’s around you in just a few minutes. It’s truly remarkable and I applaud their efforts.
Aside from the obvious knowledge treat you’re getting, the text accompanying each description is awesome! Funny, interesting and engaging, it’ll keep you there for longer periods of time if you want to learn a few basic facts about everything in our Universe. I have to say – this website is one of the best out there and I cannot think of a more fun, interesting and engaging way to spend half an hour or so.