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The known Universe

7 minutes

A journey from the Himalayas to the edge of our cosmic horizon in space and time

Starting in Asia and extending to the limits of human understanding, The Known Universe is a journey through the cosmos created by the American Museum of Natural History as part of the 2009-2010 Rubin Museum exhibition Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe. Created using the Hayden Planetarium’s Digital Universe Atlas, the world’s most complete map of the observable Universe, the visualisation serves as both an astounding tour of our cosmos and a tribute to centuries of scientific observation and accomplishment.

Director: Carter Emmart

Producer: Ben R Oppenheimer

Website: American Museum of Natural History

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