Orders of Magnitude VR
Welcome to the Orders of Magnitude VR project.
An educational Virtual Reality experience which will show you our Universe at many different scales.
Have you ever wondered what the whole Universe looks like? With the myriad Galaxies, including our Milky Way galaxy, containing billions of Stars, and our own Solar System? See the Earth from above, including the International Space Station and an Astronaut in orbit. What does his Brain look like? What about its Neural Network, all the Neuron Cells and their DNA? Have you seen an Electron Cloud surrounding the tiny Atomic Nucleus, filled with Protons and Neutrons? And what lies at even smaller scales?
You can see an artistic visualization of all of these in this project.
Based on real science
Most of the content is taken from various scientific databases and is striving to represent elements as they exist in their nature.
Sometimes it is hard to visualize how things look like in reality, so a bit of artistic approach was needed. Nobody has pictured the whole Observable Universe, and nobody has seen a single Electron and its color (as it has no color).
Example of some of the databases used in this project:
Position of nearby 40 000 Galaxies – 2MASS Redshift Survey
Position of nearby 100 000 Stars – Hipparcos catalogue
Brain connections – Human Connectome project
Hippocampus Neural Network – Clarity project
DNA atom positions – Protein Data Bank
Inspired by The Powers of Ten
The Orders of Magnitude are inspired by this amazing video The Powers of Ten (1977). It was written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames.
Where can you get it?
The application is released on major VR platforms.
Would you like to try this app for educational purposes? Please send me a message down below!
Do you have any questions?
The Orders of Magnitued VR is being created mostly by one developer, Filip Vesely. He has a great passion for the Universe, Life and Everything…
Music Producer: Andrej Cvicela, Soundtrack: The Intangible