Teenager Recreates Entire Known Universe in Minecraft

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Christopher Slayton has recreated the entire universe in Minecraft (Credit: Christopher Slayton/ YouTube)

Minecraft users are known for their creativity. Power gamers have used the virtual lego-like cubes to build entire towns, cities, and even Middle-Earth from The Lord of the Rings. Now, Christopher Slayton has raised the bar by building the entire known Universe in Minecraft.

The 18-year-old San Diego, California, resident's approach to copying the cosmos was very methodical. Before creating Earth, he went skydiving to observe its beauty from above. To ensure our planet was to scale, he used a globe to measure the distance between each continent.

Slayton's recreation of Saturn and its rings in Minecraft (Credit: Christopher Slayton/ YouTube)

Once Earth had been perfected, Slayton turned his attention to the rest of the Solar System. His virtual Sun was created using the "brightest blocks" in Minecraft. It even includes solar flares!

Before building the cluster of galaxies, Slayton spent time observing real-world stars through a telescope. The 18-year-old's model universe even includes a black hole and plumes of gas and dust!

Slayton's two-month-long effort has not gone unnoticed. His YouTube video outlining the process and showcasing the model universe has garnered over 7.5 million views since it was published in mid-October 2022. And the numbers keep increasing daily!

Resources: Smithsonianmag.com, Space.com, Interestingengineering.com

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  • maxphoenix
    • nordomgp
      i could never! 🍄🙂
      • mhaworldismine
        thats nuts! i mean ive built like a couple villages and cities (and burnt down a couple of forests) like that is CRAZY kolanni built a earth in the end too
        • mastermonkey
          i play minecraft education edition in school.i cant even build a decent house and he built this!!!!!!WOWalso i love mincraft.its fun.
          • hunifyladuzu
            COOL DUDE !
            • pvzfan
              pvzfan3 days
              WOW! HE HAS TO MUCH FREE TIME!
              • kamarir839
                the vid was great
                • 25452100
                  254521005 days
                  He must have A LOT of free time.👌
                  • stark3000
                    stark30006 days
                    This may not be a popular opinion, but. . .I don't really like Minecraft. I mean, seriously? What's the point of it? But even i have to admit that that's freaking AWESOME. The dude just built a UNIVERSE! How do you even DO that?!
                  • aestheticfoggy2
                    But how do you actually do that!? 🤓🤓 I can't even build a good looking house without saying its bad!! This is veryyyyy... Imperative!!✨✨✨