Ever ponder how much Vacuum to use to Stabilize wood blanks, or how fine to sand wood to get rid of all scratches?
Now you can put the finesse of your woodwork in it's proper place. "Horror vacui,"
goes the phrase, usually attributed to Aristotle's fourth book of Physics. Nature abhors a vacuum. ... Emptiness, he concluded, was therefore impossible. Every part of the universe must be filled with something, even if we can't detect it. Now take a look
at this fantastic "Scale of the Universe animation, created by a pair of extremely precocious 14-year-old twins named Cary and Michael Huang earlier this month. Zoom in, past the penny, past the matchstick, past the paramecium and the DNA molecule. Keep zooming. Go past the gamma ray and the proton and the neutron. Go past the quarks and the neutrinos. Eventually, you'll get to a whole lot of nothing.
Scale of the Universe animation: The Scale of the Universe 2
Even if you used 10,000 grit sandpaper, you still won't get all the scratches out