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.
It astounds me that most people are more interested in Astrology and Astronomy.
I know nobody is going to watch it because most of you follow me for my rassling bullshit, but I’m going to post it anyway. This is one of the most profound, awe-inspiring videos I have watched in my life. This offers more revelations and insight than going to a lifetime of church sermons would.
“Once you get a taste of cosmic perspective, I think you’re a different person.” - Neil DeGrasse Tyson
(Note: Around 3:00, the video gets kind of halted and glitchy, but it’s not the fault of the YT player, so just keep watching because it gets through it.)
This seriously excites me and terrifies me at the same time. There’s so much we don’t know about ourselves in this planet. I can’t even begin to think about all of the things that exist out there that are intangible to us. It’s just absolutely amazing to me! I can honestly say that nothing has ever fascinated me more than astronomy and I don’t think anything ever will. If I was any good at sciences, I’d probably be an astronomer :p no seriously. It’s the one scientific (and in some ways humanistic) subject that I absolutely love.