To Scale: The Solar System

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.

A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh

To Scale: The Solar System from Wylie Overstreet on Vimeo.


Our™ big bang — Not The First Time.

The process that created Our™ big bang and Our™ universe was not a one time event. It is a process that occurred before Our™ big band, it is a process that continues to occur after Our™ big bang.

“Our” is the brand of the human experience, human perspective, human perception and all that is labeled human discovery.

“There are googillions of “big bangs” occurring all the time.”

Nature, it’s the largest scale

Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural, physical, or material world or universe. “Nature” refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic. -wikipedia

There is not just one of anything in nature. There are the “first ones” of nature, but never the “just ones” of nature.

Our universe is named and called “Our Universe” because it’s the only universe known to us earthlings in the 21st century. And obviously, our big bang is named and called “Our Big Bang” for the same reason.

Nature, by definition, is conceptually a broader term than the word “universe”. Should we prove there are other universes, they would also be a part of nature.

So, somewhat ironically, while there isn’t just one of anything in nature, there is only one nature, in the broadest sense.

Nature, it’s the largest scale.

“The Vertical Theory of Infinity”

In The Vertical Theory of Infinity, or just Vertical Theory, infinity extends both outward to the “void above” and inward to the “void below”. Otherwise, simplistically stated for the purpose of visual scale mental imaging only, infinity extends further than 10googillion Light Years in an outward or increasing size  direction and further than 10-googillion Planck lengths in an inward or decreasing size direction with layered or component structures and with no end.*

* guiding principles: (1) There isn’t just one of anything in nature, why would there be just one universe? (2) The anthropocentric bias of science. We are not at the center or middle of any large or small scale picture in nature. (3) In one version of multiverse theory, our universe is just one of billions of unique “bubble” universes within a multiverse. And our multiverse, the one our universe inhabits, is just one multiverse within a next level structure referred to as “super multiverse theory”.

UCLA Mathematicians discover 13 million-digit prime number

Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13 million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that makes them eligible for a $100,000 prize. (Sept. 28)

Goodbye NanoSecond, Hello GooSecond — Goo, The New Nano

Definition: GooSecond

A GooSecond is one googillionth of a second



Several years ago (2005), I googled the word “googillion” and to my surprise it only returned a couple of hits. So I thought I would have some fun and see what would happen if I promoted the word “googillion” beginning with writing its definition. At that time the definition was:

“A googillion is an astronomer’s “largest number possible” synonym for everyday real-world objects that are unknown and unknowable. Example, from string theory, how many strings are there in the universe? The answer is a googillion. Although the real answer is a specific number at any given point in time, the number is both an unknown and unknowable largest number.”

And I proceeded to submit it to the online dictionaries, Wikipedia, and other media like Wired magazine. Today there are thousands of google search hits for the word “googillion” coming from many contributors and originators.

Strings are obviously arbitrary, the number could just as easily represent all the sub-atomic particles, and so on.

Moving from the cosmological scale to the quantum scale, we would have a goometer as one googillionth of a meter and a goosecond as one googillionth of a second. Which produces such child-like questions as … “What would I see through a goometric microscope?” Yes I know, it’s silly and what about planck length … it’s a child’s question. And, does anything in the universe happen in less than a goosecond?

Lastly, what would I see if looking at a neutrino through a goometric microscope frozen in a goosecond of time? The answer certainly should be nothing, but then a goometer is a really really long distance and a goosecond is a really really long period of time.

Goo, the new Nano.

How old are you in nanoseconds?

How old are you in nanoseconds?

A nanosecond (ns) is one billionth of a second … 10−9 seconds

  • 1.02 nanoseconds (approximately) – time taken for light to travel one foot
  • 20-40 nanoseconds – time of fusion reaction in a hydrogen bomb

How many seconds are there in a year?

Copy and paste into the google search field for the answer:

For seconds in one year –

365 x 24 x 60 x 60

For your age in seconds –

365 x 24 x 60 x 60 x (your age)

For your age in nanoseconds –

365 x 24 x 60 x 60 x 1,000,000,000 x (your age)