Whether it be the highest peaks of the Himalayas to the afterglow of the Big Bang, this incredible video from the American Museum of Natural History’s Digital Universe Atlas has it all. To start things off, he video zooms out from Earth showing the orbit of satellites, the sun and the solar system before revealing the extent of humanities first radio signals. As you move further out, viewers rocket on a rapid journey across Milky Way galaxy, galaxies nearby, distant galaxies, and finally quasars, which offer scientists a glimpse into the origins of the universe. Continue reading for more.
The Daily Mail reports that “as the distant surface of the microwave background is finally reached, radiation is depicted that was emitted billions of light years away and less than one million years after the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in this sequence has been mapped to scale by the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas.”