This wonderful video comes from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It’ll help you experience the awesome scale of the known universe, as mapped through astronomical observations. You start at the Himalayas, move through Earth’s atmosphere and the black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Need perspective? This video is for you.
Thanks, Chelynne Campion! Via upworthy.com.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.