I first watched this video a couple of years ago, and was left feeling awed. And small. Very, very small.
Created by the American Museum of Natural History, The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas out 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 film was part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan.
I hope you like it as much as we do here at Sky-Watching!