Saturday, February 18, 2012

Known Universe Ends at Big Bang Afterglow: Cosmic Horizon in Space and Time

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Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, and Thousands of Galaxies in Center

Take the ride of your life in this video! From Earth to the Solar System to the Milky Way to the Local Group to the boundaries of the visible Universe (image above) to the edge of the Big Bank Afterglow (image below).

The Known Universe by AMNH The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas 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 new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.

Boundary of Measured Afterglow of the Big Bang


Seeking Alpha