Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Everything is Made of Nothing…

Everything is made from atoms, the basic building blocks of matter. But if we take a closer look at a single atom, there is actually less there than you can imagine. An atom is about 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times smaller than a golf ball!!! It’s pretty hard to even imagine something of that size. An atom contains an electron that orbits a proton with nothing else in-between. The amount of space connecting the proton and the electron makes up more than 99.99% of the whole atom. This means that atoms are mostly empty and consequently, everything is essentially made of nothing.


Next episode...The Eiffel Tower is Shrinking!

2 comments:

  1. here's something richard sent me that could help you understand how small an atom is:

    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/525347

    it's called "The Scale of the Universe." click "play" when it's done loading =)

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  2. Gregory Villar IIIMarch 26, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Wow that was awesome...Thanks for sharing...I need to update this site for my two or three fans that leave me comments =)

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