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- Many thanks to those who sent expressions of
condolence concerning the space shuttle Columbia. The
US has been in deep shock and mourning. As someone who
really loves the adventure of space, I am sending you
this Website address, perhaps as a tribute or a type
I visited the following exhibition in San
Francisco--it was amazing, and now it is available as
a Web movie (address below). Each frame takes you to a
dimension 10X +/- the original.
How insignificant we are.
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View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the
Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in
successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall
oak tree just outside the buildings of the National
High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee,
Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual
size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals
leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and
finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and
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Thank you for sending along this web site. Not only is it really enjoyable
to watch but this is a beautiful example of what a well designed web site
should look like and what we should all aspire too. As teachers we need to
strive to make our class sites as interesting and exciting (and
interactive) as the ones our students surf past "on the way to
class." This is where tools like Photoshop can be invaluable.
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Thank you for sharing this site. It is a beautiful sight to see and reminded
me of the amazing Space Show narrated by Tom Hanks that I saw almost two
years ago at the Natural History Museum in New York. I must go back this
When we get to the leaves, the detail is just fabulous!