This clip takes us into the universe through a series of steps, with each step being 10x larger than the previous. It illustrates the vastness of the universe and that increasing the field of view by a power of 10 makes a dramatic change in what we see.
Scale is illustrated as the viewer is given a center of focus (the individuals who are picnicking) and slowly the field of view expands incremementally by the power of ten. Eventually, the field of view takes the viewer out of Planet Earth and extends to include other planets of the solar system.
How old is the universe, and how did it begin? Throughout history, countless myths and scientific theories have tried to explain the universe's origins. The most widely accepted explanation is the big bang theory. Learn about the explosion that started it all and how the universe grew from the size of an atom to encompass everything in existence today.
Yakko gives an overview of the universe by describing the celestial objects (stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, and comets) that exist in the universe and putting into perspective the human race's significance. The song is accompanied by excellent illustrations.
Illustrates the journey of radio waves traveling through the universe. As the waves continue their journey deeper into space, the soundtrack gets older and quieter. Along the journey, the waves pass by celestial objects such as planets, stars, and nebulae.