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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 = 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.
Distance to a bunch of leaves in the garden meter
We can see the foliage meters
We can see the limits of the forest and the surroundings at this distance meters
Now it is possible to jump with a parachute km
The whole city can be observed km
We can see the state of Florida – USA km
A typical sight from a satellite km
The northern hemisphere of Earth showing a part of South America km
The Earth starts looking smaller ,000 km
The Earth and the Moon’s orbit in white million km
A part of the Earth’s orbit in blue10 10 millions km
millions km Orbits of Venus and Earth
Orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter billion km
At this height of our trip, we can observe the Solar System and the orbits of the planets billions km
billions km The Solar System starts looking smaller
Now the Sun is a small star in the middle of thousands other stars trillion km
The little Sun star is very small at one light-year light-year
Here we will see nothing in the infinity light-years
Nothing, only stars and Nebulae light-years
,000 light-years At this distance, we start travelling the Via-Lactea (Milky Way) our galaxy
We continue our travel inside the Via-Lactea ,000 light-years
We reach the periphery of the Via-Lactea ,000 light-years
We can see all the Via-Lactea & other galaxies at this tremendous distance 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 million light-years
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 Centímeters
We can observe the leaf structure at this distance Centímeter
The cellular structures start showing Millímeter
Now the cells can be defined We can see the unions between them microns
Now we’ll go inside the cell microns
The nucleus of the cell is visible micron
Now we can see the chromosomes ,000 Angstroms
The DNA chains are visible in this micro universe Angstroms
Now the chromosomes blocks can be obsereved 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 Angstrom
In this miniature world, we can observe the electrons orbiting the atoms picometers
An inmense empty space between the nucleous and the electron orbits Picometer
At this incredible and minuscule size we can observe the nucleous of an atom Fentometers
Now we can observe the nucleous of the carbon atom clearly Fentometers
Here we are in the field of the scientific imagination, face to face with a proton Fentometer
Examine the ‘quark’ partícles There is nowhere more to go from here, at the limits of current scientific knowledge about matter 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?
and even about ourselves?
Qur’an says; And among His signs is the creation of the Heaven and the Earth, and the variations in your languages and colors; verily in this are the signs for those who know.