“The Known Universe” by the American Museum of Natural History

A couple of years ago I bumped into this film about the universe that was created by the AMNH Museum, as part of an exhibition titled ‘Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe‘, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan in 2010.

The film, titled ‘The Known Universe’, is based on precise scientific observations and research and that is what makes it so beautiful and almost incredible. I have watched it many times trying to make myself understand the size and scale of our universe. It is absolutely wonder(ful) that this is real and we are part of it! And to this day, hard as I may try I can hardly grasp the immensity of the known objects, space, events and territories we call cosmos.

As the Hayden planetary people say on the webpage they made a year after they first showed this film:

‘For scientists, those areas that appear blank, where we have yet to point our telescopes, offer more curiosity.’

Imagine that…

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