The Known Universe

Simply Amazing.  The Known Universe zooms out from Tibet to the limits of the observable universe.  Better yet, watch it full-screen in HD.

What’s even more amazing is that everything is in scale unlike other models that shown previously.  Thus, it’s not a dramatization, it’s a map; the positioning data was pulled from Hayden Planetarium’s Digital Universe Atlas, which is available for free download.

About shaunmiller

I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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2 Responses to The Known Universe

  1. thekillerj says:

    That blows my mind. We are so small, yet magnify aspects of our daily lives to magnanimous proportions. Pretty humbling.

  2. Pingback: What I’ve Learned this Past Year — 2009 Edition « Shaun Miller’s Weblog

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