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Monthly Archives: August 2009

We’re trying something a little different – a video!  This video has some absolutely gorgeous artwork and animation.

From the YouTube page:

We made this video about the Big Bang because the theory is important and amazing, but often misunderstood.
This video was produced without any funding from any outside sources. It was put together with donated creative time from a group with a desire to further public cognition of science.
Science has many amazing stories to tell, this is the first. The Big Bang Briefly.
Story Teller: Janna Levin
Director: Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner
Producer: Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner
Animation Studio: Thornberg & Forester
Director of Animation: Justin Meredith
Editorial: Proton Studio
DP: Luke Geissbuhler
Music: Copilot
Color: James Long

via Twisted Physics


Red giant Sun, dead Earth

Credit: fsgregs/Wikimedia Commons.

via Centauri Dreams



A previous post here featured “Giant Star Betelgeuse” – here’s a bit of perspective on just how gigantic this giant actually is!

via Physorg

Quick aside: Experience the Planets is a great looking site with some amazing images of our Solar System.  Check it out!