A series of "Powers of Ten" is sequentially displayed, beginning with a square covering 1023 m on a side and progressing through 10-16 m on a side. The scale and description of what is being seen is given on each image.
9-12: 4A/H3. Increasingly sophisticated technology is used to learn about the universe. Visual, radio, and X-ray telescopes collect information from across the entire spectrum of electromagnetic waves; computers handle data and complicated computations to interpret them; space probes send back data and materials from remote parts of the solar system; and accelerators give subatomic particles energies that simulate conditions in the stars and in the early history of the universe before stars formed.
AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)
11. COMMON THEMES
11D (9-12) #1. Representing large numbers in terms of powers of ten makes it easier to think about them and to compare things that are greatly different.
12. HABITS OF MIND
B. Computation and Estimation
12B (9-12) #6. Express and compare very small and very large numbers using powers-of-ten notation.
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