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Orders of Magnitude
May 30, 2008 7:07 PM   Subscribe

Leave the planet to travel into the largest structures of the universe, then plunge into the tiniest. Forty two orders of magnitude in thirty six minutes.... Cosmic Voyage. (single link Google video via)

The picture is a little pixelated, and you might need to turn up the volume a bit. It might just have been my connection.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Dude! You just made me the happiest guy on the internet. Thanks!
posted by furtive at 7:24 PM on May 30, 2008


Pfft, I could out-happy you with one hand tied behind my back.
posted by aubilenon at 9:37 PM on May 30, 2008


That was awesome in the most literal sense.

Morgan Freeman turns it up to 11.
posted by Alex404 at 12:15 AM on May 31, 2008


Reminiscent of the 1997 film Powers of Ten [wikipedia].
posted by tomcooke at 3:19 AM on May 31, 2008


Rip off of the classic Eames' 1977 short film Powers of Ten, which is itself a remake of their earlier (and imho superior) A Rough Sketch for a Proposed Film Dealing with the Powers of Ten and the Relative Size of Things in the Universe from 1968, coincidentally the same year 2001: A Space Odyssey was released...
posted by fairmettle at 3:23 AM on May 31, 2008


Feeling small or feeling big? 39 orders of magnitude that take you from the Milky Way to the proton in an oak leaf.
posted by languagehat at 5:56 AM on May 31, 2008


Like Powers of Ten, but 10 times slower.
posted by king walnut at 7:00 AM on May 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


With all due respect to Kronos, for whom I feel an almost sisterly affection (okay, exactly a sisterly affection), thanks languagehat. Thought I remembered that.
posted by nax at 7:35 AM on May 31, 2008


Rip off of the classic Eames' 1977 short film...

...39 orders of magnitude....

Like Powers of Ten...

Thought I remembered that...


....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 10:28 AM on May 31, 2008


Thanks for posting this. How fantastic it would be to see this on the IMAX screen.
posted by Curry at 10:46 AM on May 31, 2008


Is there any way I can watch this in 3.6 minutes?
posted by Bokononist at 12:22 PM on May 31, 2008 [1 favorite]


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