A beautifully animated description of what we know about the creation of the Universe, so far.
We can see most of the how, though who knows how long this can last. Does the universe build in enough time for the beings that study it, to reveal why it happened? We’ll see I guess. :D
President Barack Obama on the importance of opening up one’s eyes and imagination.
"America has always been a nation of fearless explorers, who dream bigger and reach farther than others imagine. That’s the spirit of discovery that Carl Sagan captured in the original COSMOS. Today, we’re doing everything we can to bring that same sense of possibility to a new generation because there are new frontiers to explore and we need Americans eager to explore them. There are no limits. So open your eyes and open your imagination. The next great discovery could be yours." - President Obama
Watch President Obama’s Intro To COSMOS: http://bit.ly/COSMOS-Intro
Tell Congress to increase NASA’s budget so we can continue to explore the COSMOS. Take Action: http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/
Don’t forget to tune in to FOX on Sunday at 9/8c for the next episode of COSMOS
I finally figured out the location of that beach in the first scenes of Cosmos!
It’s somewhere in California, about a hundred miles south of San Francisco, 14 miles south of Monterey. The exact coordinates of the place Sagan/Tyson stood are, more or less:
I don’t even know if anybody else cares about this, and I’m sure there are plenty of people who know already, but I’ve always wanted to know and could never find it through basic Google searches. I only found it after searching the California coastline in Google Earth until I found a place that matched the first scene in the new Cosmos.
The most amazing place I’ve been to in quite a while.—
Before quadcopters outfitted with GoPro rigs, satellites with multispectral imaging packages or reconnaissance planes with surveillance payloads there were aerial cameras like this.
This photographic automatic kite trolley was used to take aerial pictures of an archeological site called Jebel Moya, Sudan. The device was used by a team led by Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome, an American-British pharmaceutical entrepreneur and collector who led the 1911-1914 excavation. These pictures catalogued the important Late Neolithic cemetery and settlement that contained some 2,800 graves.
I love history!