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UH Astrophysicist Helps Craft Mock-Up Of Universe

·By civilbeat

The Los Angeles Times has this cool story. Excerpts:

Astronomers have put the known universe in a box on your computer screen — the 120 million light-years of it within our grasp, at least.

With a mellifluous French-accented narration, some light piano music and sweeping computer animation, the video could become a stoner classic. It also happens to be the most detailed modern cosmography of all that is visible in the sky — and a great deal of what is not.

At nearly 18 minutes long (that’s less than one

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