I love these kind of films and this one is truly breathtaking. It’s a combination of The American Museum of Natural History’s “Known Universe” video and the music of Hans Zimmer. The video takes us from the Himalayas to the very edge of the known universe and includes every single object ever observed at the scale and in the location that it should be. It does this by drawing on the museum’s Digital Universe Atlas, which is the most complex four dimensional map of the cosmos in the world.
(We’re down at the MCM Expo this weekend and we’ll have news about when Moon #2 is out and when our next Moon Launch party will be. If you’re down at the con then come find us in the Comic Village to learn more!)
Time for a little inspiration. One of the most powerful aspects of science is its ability to stir the hearts and minds of those who encounter it. Whether it be the glorious hyperbole of Professor Brian Cox or the music of Tim Minchin, our appetite for eloquently expressed scientific knowledge seems boundless.
Among the modern legends of scientific rhetoric, Neil DeGrasse Tyson stands some way above most. Author, TV show host and superstar of astrophysics, DeGrasse Tyson has spent nearly 20 years making people think a little harder, every time they look up. In a recent interview with Time Magazine he was asked the question “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?” This was his answer.
You can watch the full interview here.