Friday, January 18, 2008

The 11 Mile Wide Web Page

A gentleman wanted to illustrate the scale difference in size between an electron and proton inside a hydrogen atom, as well as the scale distance between the two. Scaling the electron to one pixel in size, the result is a proton 1000 pixels wide and a web page 11 miles wide (on 72 dpi monitors). And that is only covering the diameter of the electron's path.

Fascinating.

3 comments:

fasteddie said...

That's pretty damn cool.
-Ed

lokki said...

You of course looked at the source code for the page?

:)

Michael said...

Of course I did. It's about 11 miles high.