really, REALLY tiny...

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really, REALLY tiny...

Post by angel »

sometimes i bump into things that make me go "hmm..."

i found one again today. i read the article, and scrolled the picture, and like the author, i can't grasp it either.

http://www.phrenopolis.com/perspective/atom/#electron
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Post by Yogi »

Amazing as all that emptiness is, ponder the "strong force" that keeps it all together. That's some kind of super glue. :biggrin:
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Post by Makinamess »

I have often wondered about the smallest things around, similarly the largest .... If the universe is really large and we could go to its limit, then what is just beyond that ? What is the largest thing around that we know of ? Call it *A*.... now where is *A* and how is it contained ? Surely then, the container for *A* is even larger than *A* .... Ok, now for the smallest thing - what is the smallest thing we know ? Let's call it *Z*. What's inside *Z* ? There must be something inside it, or it wouldn't be an *it* - or am I just confusing myself now :lol:

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Post by pilvikki »

so, you're saying we're plenty of nothing and i don't need to go on a diet after all?

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Post by angel »

someone calculated that if all empty space was removed from the atoms that make up planet earth and everything on and in it, it would only be 40 cm (or 16 inches) across.
that's very not all that much.
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Post by Silke »

....theoreticly, following that line, it is possible to walk through walls. All that is needed is for your atoms not to collide with any of the atoms in the wall...

.... anyone want to calculate the possibility of that`?
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Post by MargeC »

pilvikki wrote:so, you're saying we're plenty of nothing and i don't need to go on a diet after all?

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That's correct. Fatness is an illusion caused by the electrons making the protons look really fat.

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Post by pilvikki »

so i should hang around more protons to look skinnier by comparison?

this is why they are pro tons?
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:lmao1:

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Post by Sandra »

pilvikki wrote:so i should hang around more protons to look skinnier by comparison?

this is why they are pro tons?
thanks pilvikki :lmao1:

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Post by pilvikki »

welcome! :biggrin:

but i still don't get it... if we're nothing but empty space, why do we weight what we do?

why? why? why?
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