Have you ever wondered how big the universe is? Maybe you’ve wondered how big Texas is compared to Pluto? Maybe you’ve wondered how big a single atom is compared to a microscopic organism?

This infographic, designed by Number Sleuth, visualizes the size of the universe and its contents by allowing you to scroll down from the very largest known objects to the smallest and compare their relative sizes. Each row in the graphic represents a “level” and the blue funnel represents you zooming from one level to the next, going from larger to smaller.

How big is the Universe?

You can view a list of image credits used in the construction of this infographic by clicking here.

Produced for Number Sleuth by Science is Beautiful in coordination with Mandril Design and Killer Infographics.

  • Tom

    There is a typo on Mt McKinley. It says “6.2 by 0E3” should be “6.2 by 10E3”. This error is not present in the interactive infographic by Number Sleuth.