Magnifying the Universe, version 2.0

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Back in 2012 I helped create a flash version of a dynamic infographic called “Magnifying the Universe” for a website called, which is now defunct (click here for its Web Archive record).

This infographic was essentially an updated interactive rendition of the old “Powers of Ten” video from the 1970s:

A YouTube video of this earlier flash version of Magnifying the Universe is available here:

The purpose of this post is to alert readers of a new version of this infographic: Magnifying the Universe, version 2.0, which is now available here:

It’s a lot more powerful and portable than the earlier version. Besides some additional and updated images, users can click on items to get information about them as well as drag images for better viewing.