“I love this video. When I have problems, I watch & it makes everything seem so small.”

Via elephant journal
on Jul 12, 2011
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Perspective will make our Problems seem Really, Really, Really Small. With thanks for the heads up to Reddit.

Nothing? Nothing full of hundreds of galaxies, each containing millions of stars.

Four million viewers had our Big Problems dissolved by this Single Video:

I’ve recently discovered an animation that was rendered using the measured redshift of all 10,000 galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image.

I’ve written a short script that leads you through a quick history of both deep field images and this video ends with a fly-through of the Ultra Deep Field.

Every galaxy in the image is in its proper distance as viewed from the telescope line of sight.

As if this image wasn’t amazing enough.

Animation Credit:

Hubble Cosmological Redshift Animation Courtesy:

Mike Gallis


Music Used in this video was purchased from stockmusic.net and belongs to the Spirit Legends Collection.

The tunes I used were:

Voice Redo B
Voice in the Dark

Link to demos:



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4 Responses to ““I love this video. When I have problems, I watch & it makes everything seem so small.””

  1. Lezlee says:

    Wow! O. M. G. ! That is just sooo amazing ~ I suddenly feel extremely microscopicly small…..

  2. Eric says:

    And every bit of it is within you. You are that tremendously, overwhelmingly huge!!!

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