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Say, The Known Universe is Somewhat Vast

December 22, 2009


The American Museum of Natural History produced this video wherein the entire known universe is scientifically mapped using astronomic observations, panning from the tops of the Himalayas out into the farthest reaches of what we know, 100 billion light years away, where one can still see the AFTERGLOW OF THE BIG BANG. Um, WHAT. Not being astrophysicists (trained ones, anyway), the only thing we can really say is that we're semi-disappointed that when it pans back into Earth, the camera doesn't shoot through our window INTO our computer playing this video and map out the entirety of the internet from the inside and reflect it back to us—which is to say, the idea of the internet is our only reference point as vast and comprehensible as the idea that WE ARE TINY SPECKS WITHIN A GALACTIC MARBLE FLOATING AROUND IN A LARGER COSMIC HORIZON OF SPACE AND TIME. FML!!!!! (via Mary HK Choi's Twitter)

Say, The Known Universe is Somewhat Vast