Prepare to be delighted for the next 6 minutes . . .
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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.

Data: Digital Universe, American Museum of Natural History

Category: Science, Weekend

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8 Responses to “The Known Universe”

  1. Thx for the ride, Barry! That was unimaginable & breathtaking! Have a safe weekend.

  2. Greg0658 says:

    that was cool .. thanks all involved .. I made one 20some years ago on like a $100 budget for Furniture World in Jacksonville IL

    and you can’t see it but its there – I couldn’t pull off a real good black hole spiral so I made it invisible – which in reality would be (I’m told) (in my big picture IntelDesign/Gravity/ElecroMagSpectrum/Inspiration composite)

    was that a figment of my imagination or of yours ? 6 senses .. reality what a concept .. I think it is real / so it is

    the missing capture zone hour glass center of the universe .. goose bumps .. imho tides flow through from positive to negative dimensions (a bath tub drain) .. what do I know I’m nobody and a dork to boot

    rewind .. that was cool .. thanks all involved

  3. Clay says:

    What an amazing compilation of information. Thanks Barry.

  4. Wow. Awesome trip. Where do I get my frequent flyer miles validated?

  5. entropypawsed says:

    Conscious Evolution is about creating space in our lives. “As without, so within”. Can we leave behind the growing insanity of ego and mind identification quickly enough?

    Check out Eckhart Tolle, or many others, if you are interested in learning more.

    Thanks Barry for the space!

  6. ravennancy says:

    There is a lot more going on that is not concerned with nickles and dimes…thanks for the refreshment.

  7. arogersb says:

    At the end of the movie when I started to see earth again it felt like I had not seen it for a long time. The same feeling you get after being away from home for months, after a long journey and coming back and rediscover little details and find everything as you left it and with renewed beauty. I must have been time travelling! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Autos says:

    It is want the little boy said to Neo in the first Matrax film ” There is no spoon ……..”