A Tour of the Known Universe
There is a lot of value in acknowledging our infinitesimal place in the universe. In order to help elucidate that perspective, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History has released a stunning animation taking viewers from the Earth’s Himalayas to the Cosmic Horizon and then back again. Enjoy!
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.
For more information visit http://www.amnh.org