The video contains footage of the IMAX documentary ‘Cosmic Voyage’, which takes on a similar format as the ‘Powers of Ten’ movie from 1977. (The Powers of Ten movie was a modern adaptation of the 1957 book ‘Cosmic View’ by Kees Boeke)
Places where the atoms are as big as universes and universes as small as atoms.
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.
Visualization Software: Uniview by SCISS
Director: Carter Emmart
Curator: Ben R. Oppenheimer
Producer: Michael Hoffman
Executive Producer: Ro Kinzler
Co-Executive Producer: Martin Brauen
Manager, Digital Universe Atlas: Brian Abbott
Music: Suke Cerulo
And finally: Journey Through the Universe, Hyperspace, and Beyond!
Colossal zoom-out from Earth, beyond the boundary of the universe and into hyperspace, eventually leading to the multiversal realm. Then enter a parallel universe and zoom in all the way down to the subatomic level.
Portions of the movies Contact and Stargate were used, as well as bits of documentaries and fractal animations.
Is reality a feedback loop?
A user commented on this video:
The fractal nature of the universe gives me the perspective that, “As above, so below.” If you step back far enough and see the big picture, you’ll eventually end up inside the very realm that initially allowed you to experience that big picture – meaning beyond the universe lies the subatomic realm, atomic realm, molecular realm, cellular and neural realm… Reality is one colossal feedback loop.