It's a given that there are many unknowns in the world around us, and many find it impossible to comprehend the scale of what we do know. The existence of Bigfoot is still an unknown here on Earth and after watching the video "Powers of Ten", it is easy to see why: our planet and especially the universe is unfathomably vast.
Given the scale of our universe as seen in this video, it is a truly cosmic miracle that we exist on this tiny planet at all. It's also difficult to imagine that everything in the universe, including us, is made from exactly the same thing; pure energy. It's mind boggling that the only difference between us, a rock, and a blade of grass is our vibratory state.
I remember seeing the "Powers of Ten" video when I was a kid in grade school. It's a mind blowing film about the relative scale of the universe in factors of ten. The film begins with a view of a man and woman having picnic in a park and settles in over a 1 meter square overhead image of the man lying down on a blanket. The camera begins to zoom out from the man at a rate of one power of ten per ten seconds to reveal the park (Burnham Park), the city (Chicago), and continues to zoom out until we are lost in the universe. Then conversely, the camera zooms in at a rate of a power of ten every two seconds until we are back at the park and on the man. The camera zooms in on his hand, the tiny hairs on that hand, and finally, cranks down like a scientific microscope to reveal the elementary particles – quarks that constitute all matter.
Here’s a clip of the first ten minutes of the film:
Click here to view interactive map of the scale of the universe.