The known universe, from the American Museum Of Natural History
I’m also going to try to post a video every day, though not necessarily of my own making. This is an epic pan from the Himalayas out to the edge of the known universe. It is awesome, as in it inspires awe. People ask if science devalues religion, which I’ve always found odd. I’ve always found that science inspires in me an almost religious awe, and a great respect and humility for how big and cool everything is. I’ve always found the two to be complementary.
I suppose all civilizations have had their creation myths, be it seven days or everything emerging from water or cosmic eggs. In this age we have our own creation story (the Big Bang) and a sure apocalypse (the death of the sun), but there’s still a lot of room (and need) for faith and wonder.
But anyways, this pan is nuts. It’s just weird how small we are, and how at the end time and space merge, the universe looking like the explosion following the big bang. It is pretty awesome.