The Known Universe

Want to know just how insignificant we really are? Here’s the video for you. It’s hard to even comprehend the mind numbingly large distances mapped out by NYC’s Hayden Planetarium in this clip.

 

 

 

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.

[ Thanks to Adam at Gizmodo ]

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