. ZOOM ZOOM POWER OF 10 Wonders of Micro to Macrocosm
Holy Quran Surah 41: Ayah53 We will show them Our Signs in the Universe and in their own souls, until it will become clear to them that it is the Truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things? سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفِ بِرَبِّكَ أَنَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ
This is a trip at high speed, jumping distances by factor of 10. Start with 10 0 equivalent to 1 meter, and increasing sizes by factor of 10s,or 10 1 (10 meters), 10 2 (10x10 = 100 meters, 10 3 (10x10x10 = 1.000 meters), 10 4 (10x10x10x10 = 10.000 meters), so on, until the limit of our inmagination in direction to the macrocosmos. Later let’s return, a little faster, up to the point where we started and continue our trip in the opposite direction reducing distances of travel by factors of 10 into the microcosmos. Observe the constancy of the laws of the universe and think about how much the human race still needs to learn...
The Earth and the Moon’s orbit in white... 10 9 1 million Km
Part of the Earth’s Orbit in blue 10 10 10 Million Km
10 11 100 million Km Orbits of Venus and Earth...
Orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter. 10 12 1 billion Km
At this height we can observe the Solar System and the orbits of the planets 10 13 10 billion Km
10 14 100 Billion Km The Solar System looks small...
The Sun now is a small star in the middle of thousands of stars... 10 15 1 trillion Km
At one light-year the little Sun star is very small 10 16 1 light-year
Here we see nothing in the infinity... 10 17 10 light-year
Nothing is seen but only stars and Nebulae... 10 18 100 light-years
10 19 1,000 light-years At this distance we start traveling the Via-Lactea (Milky Way), our galaxy.
We continue our travel inside the Milky Way 10 20 10,000 light-years
We start reaching the periphery of the Via-Lactea (the Milky Way) 10 21 100,000 light-years
At this tremendous distance we can see all the Milky Way & other galaxies... 10 22 1 million light-years
From this distance, all galaxies look small with inmense empty spaces in between. The same laws rule in all bodies of the Universe. We can continue traveling upwards with our imagination, but now we will return home quickly 10 23 - 10 million light-years
10 4 Questions that come to mind: Who are we? Where are we going? Where did we come from?
10 3 Or... What do we represent in the Universe?
10 2 In this trip “upwards” we went to the power of 23 of 10
10 1 Now we will dig inside the matter in an inverse trip...
We arrive at our starting point. We can reach it with our arms... 10 0
Holy Quran Surah 13:Ayah 2 Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that you see, and He is firm in power and He made the sun and the moon subservient to you; each one pursues its course to an appointed time; He regulates the affair, making clear the signs that you may be certain of meeting your Lord. اللّهُ الَّذِي رَفَعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ بِغَيْرِ عَمَدٍ تَرَوْنَهَا ثُمَّ اسْتَوَى عَلَى الْعَرْشِ وَسَخَّرَ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ كُلٌّ يَجْرِي لأَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى يُدَبِّرُ الأَمْرَ يُفَصِّلُ الآيَاتِ لَعَلَّكُم بِلِقَاء رَبِّكُمْ تُوقِنُونَ
Holy Quran Surah 2: Ayah115 To Allah belong the East and the West: Therefore, whither you turn, thither is Allah's purpose; Surely Allah is Ample in giving, All ─ Knowing. وَلِلّهِ الْمَشْرِقُ وَالْمَغْرِبُ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّواْ فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللّهِ إِنَّ اللّهَ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ
Getting closer at 10 cm...We can delineate the leaves. 10 -1 10 Cm
At this distance it is possible to observe the structure of the leaf. 10 -2 1 Cm
The cellular structure starts showing... 10 -3 1 Mm
The cells can be defined. You can see the union between them. 10 -4 100 micron
The nucleus of the cell is visible. 10 -6 1 micron
Again we change the meassuring unit to adapt to the miniscule size. You can see the chromosomes. 10 -7 1.000 Angstrom
In this micro universe the DNA chain is visible. 10 -8 100 Angstrom
Chromosome blocks can be studied. 10 -9 10 Angstrom
It appears like clouds of electrons... These are carbon atoms that form our world. You notice the resemblance of the microcosmos with the macrocosmos... 10 -10 1 Angstrom
In this miniature world we can observe the electrons orbiting the atoms. 10 -11 10 picometer
An immense empty space between the nucleus and the electron orbits... 10 -12 1 Picometer
At this incredibly miniscule size we can observe the nucleus of the atom. 10 -13 100 Fentometer
Now we can observe the nucleus of the carbon atom 10 -14 10 Fentometer
Here we are in the field of the scientific imagination, face to face with a proton. 10 -15 1 Fentometer
Examine the quark partícules There is no more to go... At the limits of current scientific knowledge. This is the limit of matter... 10 -16 100 Atometer
And now...Are you the center of the universe? Are you the special creature of the Creation? What is behind these limits? Are there any limits? Note that going “downwards” we can only go to the power of minus 16ª of 10 and reach the (known?) limits of matter... But upwards we went to the power of 23ª of 10 and stopped... But really we can continue our trip without limits to our imagination!!!... then?...who says that we are aalone in the universe?
Holy Quran Surah 2: Ayah 164 Surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day, And the ships that run in the sea with what profits men, and the water that Allah sends down from the cloud, then gives life with it to the earth ….. These are signs for a people who understand.