We all know, that atoms are made of a nucleus and some orbiting particles (electrons), and that solar systems are made of a nucleus (a star) and some orbiting particles (planets), and that the milky way (no candy bar jokes) is made up of a nucleus of densely packed stars (solar systems?) and two spiral arms made of, you guessed it, orbiting particles (stars\solar systems). my question is, how far up (or down) does this pattern go? are galaxies just particles that are orbiting a larger mass at the center? are quarks (sp?) just the nucleus from which we have freed the tiny planets? are we ravaging some unknown solar system (not just our own) when we split an atom? are we made of tiny galaxies? are we just atoms in some guy’s hand as he is posting to a message board? am i getting to dramatic? will i ever stop?