As physicist Neil Turok explains in this clip, it’s incredible to think that we as a species have the ability to understand nature on a scale 1 billionth the size of an atom. While at the same time, we are able to understand how the universe works on a scale 10 trillion times the size of the solar system.
He goes on to explain that through science, we have amazing capacities to understand nature. In this process, we advance our society and pave the way for the future of our planet.
(Video credit: NASA/Hubble Monkey nebula animation, Music by Tony Anderson)