Mysteries of the Universe

From Atoms to Galaxies

Examining the scale of our universe

Everything we know about the universe is truly remarkable. From the formation of planets and solar systems to creation of single-cell organisms on Earth, the universe continues to surprise mankind time and time again. Science searches for ways to explain everything we can see, and everything we know, going as far as attempting explanation of where the universe came from. We're able to look into space so far, at such extreme distances, that the birth of existence is visible. Can this be true? Can we really use lenses and photographic equipment made of the Earth to see where our universe came from?

Then we have planet Earth, our home. Astronauts are able to look at our home from space and attempt to take in its beauty. From these observations, science searches for the answer to Earth's existence, to find out how the universe created our home. On the surface, science then looks to explain our existence and where mankind came from. Are we byproducts of evolution or remnants of distant civilizations? The number of times sciences are able to look inward, they must be able to look equally outward. That is to say, the universe tends to scale from a subatomic level all the way up to the biggest entity we know to exist, a universe as a collection of atoms, planets, solar systems, and galaxies.