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Truck Grills

Are the grills on pickups big enough for you yet? Truck sellers have always tried to have impressive front ends on them to give them some credibility. You can see that in these photographs of older trucks. Good looking trucks, … Continue reading

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Measuring Dimensions

We live on a rocky ball about 12,750 kilometers through and 40,050 kilometers around its widest diameter. It has a mass of about six quadrillion megatonnes, which is so ridiculously large compared to things we’re used to that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Microsculpture – The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

Levon Biss is a successful commercial photographer. His work has been used in advertising, on magazines and in a book about soccer. Now he has an exhibition of his images of insects, showing the Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s … Continue reading

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Largest Organism

What is the world’s largest living organism? Could it be the blue whale? It’s certainly a big animal, the largest to ever live on Earth. They grow to an average length of twenty-five meters and weight of 110 tonnes. The … Continue reading

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Size – Stars

Click images for larger versions. How big is the biggest* star? I’m sure most people, once they learn that stars come in different sizes, will ask themselves that question. The answer, of course, is provisional. According to calculations, the biggest … Continue reading

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Size – Solar System

The American National Optical Astronomy Observatory has provided a model that can be used to visualize the size of the Solar System. Various objects are used to represent the Sun and planets, such as a ball for the Sun and … Continue reading

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