Friday, December 18, 2009

Video of the day: "The Known Universe".

From the description:
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.
Or as Kottke says, "'Like Powers of Ten', but astronomically accurate".