I came across this today while reading another blog, and I thought it worth sharing here as well. It's a video produced by the American Museum of Natural History, titled "The Known Universe". It takes viewers from the Himalayas, through our atmosphere and, into the inky black of known space.
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 -- maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.
It makes you wonder. All this vast space, and yet we here on Earth are just a tiny little part of it. What's out there, far beyond our star? What secrets does this vast endless universe of beauty hold?