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The FX Team Behind Gravity Will Explain The Universe Using Magic Leap AR

The visual effects team that made Gravity look so God damn great is planning to “tell the story of the universe”, using Magic Leap’s augmented reality technology to create an immersive live show next year.


Ray Bradbury's Thoughts On Science, Us And The Universe

Video: Ray Bradbury is one of my favourite sci-fi writers. I read his books and watched the movies adapted from his books — Truffaut’s Fahrenheit 451 is a must watch — but I’ve never heard him talk. This video illustrates the audio from a 1974 interview where he shares his thoughts about science and the universe.


This Amazing Universe Simulator Makes Me Want To Buy A New PC

It’s been a long time since I craved a computer program, but now I want Space Engine so much that I’m ready to buy a PC just to be able to immerse myself in it. Developed by Vladimir Romanyuk, Space Engine is a complete sandbox simulation of the universe with mind-blowing graphics.


This Is A Star Exploding 12.1 Billion Years Ago

You’re looking back in time. A long, long, long way back in time. This is an image of a star exploding just after the Big Bang happened.


NASA Reveals The Most Colourful And Detailed Image Of The Universe

NASA has unveiled “the most colourful view of the universe” ever captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Part of a study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, it’s “a composite of separate exposures taken in 2003 to 2012 with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3″.


The Future Of Earth And The End Of The Universe Visualised

Video: Hold on to your time machine seats and dive into this neat visualisation of the future Earth and the universe — from 100 years from now to 10^100 years, when the universe should shut down according to the theories based on the evidence gathered so far.


Here's What Flying Through The Universe Would Look Like (Warp Drive!)

If you want to feel like you’re on the USS Enterprise, watch this simulation of a fly through of our universe. It comes from the Galaxy and Mass Assembly catalogue and shows the positions of galaxies as they would look as you zipped by (they’re bigger for visual purposes). It kind of looks like snow flakes, dirty rain, bird poop and insects hitting your car windshield.


The Largest Yellow Star Ever Could Almost Devour The Whole Solar System

A team of astronomers peering through Chile’s Very Large Telescope just realised that HR 5171 A, a massive star in the Centaurus constellation, is actually twice as big as previously thought. They already thought it was pretty big — but it’s actually the biggest yellow star they have ever seen.


How Big Is The Universe Explained In A Way You Will Easily Understand

The Royal Observatory of Greenwich, England, has crafted three simple animations to explain three very complex things: What’s inside a black hole, how do we know the age of the sun — did you know the Sun weighs 4,000 trillion trillion hippopotamuses? — and how big is the Universe.


Red Giant Offers Subscription To Its Video Filters, Tools And Effects

If you do a lot of video editing, you may be familiar with Red Giant, maker of many useful post-production tools and plugins. Now you can access its offerings through a new subscription service called Universe, mirroring what Adobe did with Creative Cloud.


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