This beautifying, stupifying and climactic video goes a long way to demonstrate Man’s understanding of the Universe, and our place in it. Utterly incredible work from the American Museum of Natural History, who had this to say:
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.
Get ready to have your mind blown:
Apologies for the brevity of this post, but this is my last working day of 2009 and there’s a lot to get out of the door. I have plenty of more in-depth coolness planned for the Xmas period, so stay tuned!