Got Six & a Half Minutes? Want to Feel Insignificant?

“The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent to the concerns of such creatures as we.” -Dr. Carl Sagan, Cosmos

The American Museum of Natural History compiled a tour of the universe which takes viewers from the top of the Himalayas to the farthest reaches of that which science says is out there, in a matter of minutes, taking you back then, from the brink, to home. Majestic and awe-inspiring, this computer-generated view of the cosmos is enough to humble in the most inflated of egos. For your consideration – The Known Universe:

The vastness and enormity of space is by no means a new discovery – philosophers and scientists have stood in amazement at the arrangement of the stars in the sky and wondered where this all came from. Dr. Carl Sagan, the brilliant late astronomer and astrochemist, hosted the phenomenal TV show Cosmos, wherein he spoke as to the underlying events that triggered the massive space we are now not even specks in, and catalogues it in a clear, concise manner:

In light of how massive the known universe is, doesn’t the health care bill being rejected by Ben Nelson and the SAG Award nominations seem slightly…unimportant?


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