How Big the Atoms and Universe Actually Are

To think about what our universe and everything in it is made of can be mind-bending. We all know from physics classes that the atom is the smallest constituent unit of matter that makes a chemical element. Still, it can be pretty difficult to imagine a single atom and to scale it against common items.

Wren Weichman, Corridor Crew YouTube channel member, explains the actual size of atoms by comparing it to the size of a tennis ball. If an atom was the size of a tennis ball, he says, our blood cells would be the size of a small town. A penny would have the same diameter as the Earth! It’s pretty wild to even think about it.

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