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Watercooler – Cosmic Perspective

Yoo hoo! Halloooo! From the eensy weensy Planet Earth!

When I used the title “Cosmic Perspective, I meant it, because this video by the American Museum of Natural History is the shizz! 6:31 of a tour from the Himalayas to the Outer Edge Of The Known Universe:

From the youtube 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. 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

Visualization Software: Uniview by SCISS

Director: Carter Emmart
Curator: Ben R. Oppenheimer
Producer: Michael Hoffman
Executive Producer: Ro Kinzler
Co-Executive Producer: Martin Brauen
Manager, Digital Universe Atlas: Brian Abbott

Music: Suke Cerulo

I love this video – in fact I may be responsible for .7 of the 8.7 million views!  🙂

Hope you like it.

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