Categories
People Science and nature

Beautiful Cosmic Disorientation

Astrophysicist Katie Mack published a wonderful video titled “Disorientation” just over a year ago that combines cosmic images with her poem of the same name.

I found out about the video while watching another terrific video commemorating the Hubble Telescope’s 30 anniversary on the It’s Ok To Be Smart channel, titled “Fly Through a Nebula 163,000 Light Years Away (30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope)” that’s well worth watching, too:

The Hubble Telescope, and the team using the telescope to research our Cosmos, have introduced us to a wondrous universe. And all of the imagery from the telescope is freely available online. Here’s a retrospective of the mission from NASA:

If you’d like to follow Katie Mack, or updates from the Hubble Telescope, here are their Twitter feeds:


Featured image credit: Cosmic Reef by NASA

Categories
Mindsets Science and nature

Conscious star stuff

I love this description of us humans from the Cosmos series finale –

star stuff contemplating the evolution of matter …

I love this series and can’t wait to buy the whole thing. It apparently has another 2 hours of footage. Bliss!

(Source: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, episode 13)