Zooming In: Visualizing the Relative Size of Particles

Lately, the world’s biggest threats have been microscopic in size.

From the global COVID-19 pandemic to wildfires ripping through the U.S. West Coast, it seems as though our lungs can’t catch a break, or more aptly, a breath.

But just how small are the particles we’re currently battling? And how does their size compare to other tiny molecules?

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Zooming In: Visualizing the Relative Size of Particles

Lately, the world’s biggest threats have been microscopic in size.

From the global COVID-19 pandemic to wildfires ripping through the U.S. West Coast, it seems as though our lungs can’t catch a break, or more aptly, a breath.

But just how small are the particles we’re currently battling? And how does their size compare to other tiny molecules?


First published: October 10, 2020 (link)

Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf

Data source: Clearstream, Daniel Loverbey, EPA, Financial Times, News Medical, Science Direct, SCMP, Susan Sokolowski, Petroclear, U.S. Deptartment of Energy

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