Measuring the universe

Measuring the Universe

Does your brain hurt right now? Unless you’re an astrophysicist, watching the video below should make your brain hurt if it isn’t already.

The universe is an amazing thing, expanding and shifting in ways that make measuring the distances between stars and galaxies extremely complex. It’s not a one-step process – all of the data from different forms of distances measurement must be combined to form a broader picture of how far objects are from the Earth.

That’s the gist. The video goes into much more detail but not so much detail that you need to (literally) be a rocket scientist to understand it.

YouTube Preview Image
Enhanced by Zemanta
Written by Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
SEE MORE ARTICLES BY "Connor Livingston"

Related posts
Comments

1 Comment »

 
#1
Jon Gos
May 25th, 2012 at 7:14 am

The video embed is apparently broken.

 

Name (required)

E-mail (required - never shown publicly)

Web-site

Your Comment