The Stanford 3-D Origins of the Universe Videos are Out of This World

By: Sarah Moore - Published: Mar 31, 2012 • References: futurity.org and gizmag
Physicists at the Stanford University Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) have attempted to answer some of the mysteries of the galaxy in their dynamic 3-D Origins of the Universe videos.

The full-color, high-definition shorts are mere minutes long, but in that brief time they reveal truths about dark matter, the first stars and supernovas in a magnificently surreal way.

While the projections are beautiful to look at, they were developed with the main purpose of putting together massive amounts of computer data in a meaningful way to better understand how the world has evolved since The Big Bang. Seeing the data come together in a visual manner is a major advancement and will enable scientists to study these cosmic phenomena in a more intensive and interactive way.

The Stanford 3-D Origins of the Universe videos are available for public viewing in planetariums in New York City and San Francisco.