The Known Universe

This video of The Known Universe is from the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and zooms out from the mountains of Tibet, showing every single satellite (artificial and not), star, and known galaxy in the universe. Absolutely incredible!

Can you imagine if this was displayed in the Cal Academy of Sciences’ Morrison Planetarium? (Which, if you haven’t been, is probably the most amazing planetarium in the world).

My immediate reaction on seeing this video was thinking back to the Powers of 10 video that I saw in a junior high math class, probably around 1995 or so.

[Via Kottke]

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