# . Reality, imagination or something else? Let’s have a trip of the universe at high speed, jumping distances by the factor of 10.

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. Reality, imagination or something else?

Let’s have a trip of the universe at high speed, jumping distances by the factor of 10.

Starting 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) and so on, until the limits of our inmagination.

We’ll return, a little faster, up to the point where we started and would continue our trip in the opposite direction.

BON VOYAGE!

Distance to a bunch of leaves in the garden 10 0 1 meter

We can see the foliage 10 1 10 meters

We can see the limits of the forest and the surroundings at this distance 10 2 100 meters

Now it is possible to jump with a parachute 10 3 1 km

The whole city can be observed 10 4 10 km

We can see the state of Florida – USA. 10 5 100 km

A typical sight from a satellite 10 6 1.000 km

The northern hemisphere of Earth showing a part of South America 10 7 10.000 km

The Earth starts looking smaller 10 8 100,000 km

The Earth and the Moon’s orbit in white 10 9 1 million km

A part of the Earth’s orbit in blue10 10 millions km

10 11 100 millions km Orbits of Venus and Earth

Orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter. 10 12 1 billion km

At this height of our trip, we can observe the Solar System and the orbits of the planets 10 13 10 billions km

10 14 100 billions km The Solar System starts looking smaller

Now the Sun is a small star in the middle of thousands other stars 10 15 1 trillion km

The little Sun star is very small at one light-year 10 16 1 light-year

Here we will see nothing in the infinity 10 17 10 light-years

Nothing, only stars and Nebulae 10 18 100 light-years

10 19 1,000 light-years At this distance, we start travelling the Via-Lactea (Milky Way) our galaxy

We continue our travel inside the Via-Lactea 10 20 10,000 light-years

We reach the periphery of the Via-Lactea 10 21 100,000 light-years

We can see all the Via-Lactea & other galaxies at this tremendous distance 10 22 1 million light-years

From this distance, all the galaxies look small with inmense empty spaces in between. We can further continue traveling upwards with our imagination but we’ll return home quickly from here 10 23 - 10 million light-years

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10 4 Questions that come to our minds... Who are we? From where did we come? Where are we going?

10 3 Or... what do we represent in this Universe?

10 2 We went to the power of 23 of 10 in the upwards trip.

10 1 Now we are going to dig inside of the matter in an inverse journey

We have arrived at our starting point 10 0

We can delineate the leaves by getting closer at 10 cm 10 -1 10 Centímeters

We can observe the leaf structure at this distance 10 -2 1 Centímeter

The cellular structures start showing 10 -3 1 Millímeter

Now the cells can be defined We can see the unions between them 10 -4 100 microns

Now we’ll go inside the cell 10 -5 10 microns

The nucleus of the cell is visible 10 -6 1 micron

Now we can see the chromosomes. 10 -7 1,000 Angstroms

The DNA chains are visible in this micro universe. 10 -8 100 Angstroms

Now the chromosomes blocks can be obsereved 10 -9 10 Angstroms

It appears like clouds of electrons. These are carbon atoms that form our world We can 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 picometers

An inmense empty space between the nucleous and the electron orbits 10 -12 1 Picometer

At this incredible and minuscule size we can observe the nucleous of an atom 10 -13 100 Fentometers

Now we can observe the nucleous of the carbon atom clearly 10 -14 10 Fentometers

Here we are in the field of the scientific imagination, face to face with a proton 10 -15 1 Fentometer

Examine the ‘quark’ partícles There is nowhere more to go from here, at the limits of current scientific knowledge about matter 10 -16 100 Atometers

Are we the center of the universe? Are we the special creature of the Creation? What is behind all these limits?

Are there really any limits? By going “downwards” we could only go to the power of minus 16ª of 10 and reached the known (?) limits of the matter. But “upwards” we went to the power of 23ª of 10 and stopped. Perhaps we could have further continued our trip without limits to our imagination.

How much we still need to learn about the universe?