Friday, 16 November 2012

The whole story in one minute

Two aspects of my Swarthmore that a lot of people have commented on, to me, are the images of the Earth from space, and the sense of an enlarged time-span that I wanted to help make real to us all.

For this week's post, I just want to give you a link to a one-minute video that I hope you'll make the time to watch. It comes from NASA and was posted on their APOD site. APOD stands for A Picture A Day; it's a free public engagement initiative from NASA, and they post one picture a day - seven days a week, 365 days a year - of some space or astronomical or atmospheric or weather phenomenon. Some of the images are really beautiful, some are of technical interest, some manage to be both; some are stills, some are short videos. You can get it sent to you computer or phone via an RSS feed.

On 14 November they posted Our Story in One Minute - from the big bang to the present day. It's great - I urge you to watch it and give yourself a 60-second treat.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous! Many thanks for this Pam, I will be showing it to my children.