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Guided Exploration: Scales of the Universe

Part of Hall of the Universe.


Scales Tour Map

Overview: The Scales walkway compares the relative sizes of objects, from galaxies to atoms using the central sphere as reference. As you walk along the Scales, you’ll be zooming in on ever-smaller objects in our universe, and grappling with the vast range of distances and sizes by comparing models to the giant Hayden sphere.

Introduction to Scales

1. Size Scale Measures Panel

Examine the graphic. To measure your height, what units would you use? How about the distance to another city? Distance between planets? Between stars and galaxies?