Powers of Ten

This is one of my favorite videos EVER. “Powers of Ten” was created in 1977, and is still impressive today (though starting to look a little dated.) I remember seeing it in a science museum when I was a kid. I wish someone would re-make it with modern-day technology. Maybe they have!

If you want to simulate some of the “Powers of Ten” voyage on your own, you can use Google Maps and start out on the Chicago shoreline. Here is a good approximation of their starting point.
Oh wow, you have to love the Internet. Here is part of an interesting updated version, “Cosmic Voyage”, an IMAX film from 1996.

There is some more information about Powers of Ten on this website.