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Powers of 10
Hugh Bollinger

Powers of 10

 

Scaling images from the universe down to a DNA strand is an adventure in magnitudes and the premise for the Powers of Ten, a 'big data' visualization produced more than 40 years ago. Starting at a Chicago lakeside picnic, the film transports you to the edge of the Milky and beyond before returning back again. Every ten seconds the starting point is ten times farther away until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light among many others.

The video is part of the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress and still as fresh and amazing as it was when it was produced. Enjoy! WHB

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