Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Awesome Universe

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism


The following time lapsed video is amazing. There are few words than can describe just how awesome it is. The following from POPSCI.
...The video below was captured by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado at the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile’s Atacama Desert. And it might make you cry.

What makes this time lapse particularly amazing--because we’ve all seen plenty of time lapse videos of the night sky--is the four telescopes in the foreground. Watching these instruments work against a black background would be endlessly fascinating on its own. Unfortunately you won’t be able to pay them too much attention. Because damn, what a sky.



Via: Memeorandum

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