The Powers Of Ten

This video begins with 1sqm. Every 10 seconds we zoom out by one power of 10. 10^1, 10^2... all the way to 10^24 - the size of the observable universe. Then we get closer again. A lot closer.

By the end of the video, we're not only be back to that 1sqm from the beginning, but we'll have gone all the way to 10^-16sqm, down to the quarks inside a proton of a carbon atom.

Awe-inspiring, isn't it?

The film was made in 1968 by Charles and Ray Eames, and it's being celebrated on a fitting day: 10/10/10. On that day there'll be events worldwide to mark how inspiring and dreamy this film is.

You can follow the links to find a celebration near you, such as a showing of the film at the San Francisco Exploratorium. [Powers of 10 and FlavorPill]