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3D Visual Tour of the Universe

By March 23, 2012

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The Universe is a mighty big place. So much so that, it is difficult to even get our heads around the scale of its size, and the infinitesimal nature of our existence in it.

To help visualize our cosmic neighborhood, the American Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium have been working to create a tour of the heavens.

The result of more than a decade of work, the video takes you from the peaks of the Himalayas to the edge of the observable universe and back.

Also, for those of you interested in such things, check out Carter Emmart, one of the principal minds behind the effort, giving a TED talk on this work and the motivation behind the project.

Credit: Hayden Planetarium


March 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm
(1) Bonnie says:

Very nice, I enjoyed watching the video and then the TED talk which helped explain the video.

March 28, 2012 at 1:55 am
(2) leena says:


March 28, 2012 at 4:24 am
(3) Doug1943 says:

“check out Carter Emmart, one of the principle minds behind the effort”

It’s “principal” not “principle”.

April 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm
(4) oscar luja says:

The greatest show where everyone and everything is an actor and spectaror! Thank you.

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