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Size Relationships & The Scale Of Nature
  1. Size Relationships Used In Wayne's Word Articles
  2. Relative Sizes Of Objects In The Vast Universe
  3. Successive Orders Of Magnitude: Galaxy To Proton   
  4. Table Of Relative Sizes Of Cells and Viruses
  5. Miniature Fruits & Vegetables From Santa Ynez

1. Size of Pin Head & Sewing Needle Used in Wayne's Word Images

Size of straight pin and sewing needle used in Wayne's Word articles.

1.5 mm = Diameter of pin head used in Wayne's Word articles.


2. Size of U.S. Penny Used in Wayne's Word Images

Size relationships used in Wayne's Word articles.

Beware Of False Pennies Used In Size Relationships


3. Size of Grain of Table Salt (NaCl) Used in Wayne's Word Images

Microscopic view of three cuboidal grains of ordinary table salt (sodium chloride or NaCl). All three grains are just over one millimeter in length (red bar). Grains of table salt vary slightly in size, but three average grains stacked together adds up to approximately one mm. If three grains equal one millimeter in length, then a single grain is approximately 0.3 mm or 0.03 cm on a side.


4. More Size Relationships Used in Wayne's Word Images


Close-up view of three items used as size relationships in Wayne's Word images: The head of a sewing needle, the head of an ordinary straight pin, and several cuboidal grains of table salt (NaCl). The average salt grain is approximately 0.3 mm or 0.03 cm on a side. Upper image taken through B & L dissecting microscope (15x) with Sony V-3. Lower image taken through Olympus compound microscope (40x).

An average cuboidal grain of ordinary table salt (red arrow) between two pillars of the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse side of a 2000 Lincoln penny. The salt grain is 0.3 mm on a side. Photo taken with a hand held Nikon D-90 and Phoenix RF46N Ring Flash using a 60mm Micro Nikkor AF-S F/2.8G ED Macro Lens.


5. Miniature Fruits & Vegetables From The Santa Ynez Valley

The world's smallest coconut.

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