6: Your turn with other numbers

This time, use your calculator to determine the log scale value of some real (biologically important) measurements. This will give you an intuitive “feel” for how logs correspond to numbers in the real world…

The diameter of  the milky way (in meters) is a 1 followed by 22 zeros.
log(1e+22) =


very close!
pretty close …
not so close

Here is a link to a really cool website which shows the scale of the universe from the really, really small to really, really big. It is definitely worth a look: http://htwins.net/scale2/