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The following are some interesting links to websites and videos dealing with mankind and our relationship to the Earth and the Universe. Simply click on the PLAY VIDEO button or GO TO WEBSITE button.

Home is a movie made by Yann Arthus-Bertrand about our Planet Earth. It is approximately one and 1/2 hours but it is well worth watching the entire movie. It has some amazing photography illustrating the cycles of nature and the relationship of Life and our Planet. Put on your headset and prepare to be inspired and amazed with this movie.

This is an incredible short video of photos taken from the Hubble telescope. The telescope was directed at a blank spot in space, or what appeared to be so and by taking a number of snap shots over many days a video was created. When watching it you feel as if you are moving through space watching the galaxies and stars go by.

This is a music video from various science figures of our age including Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The History Channel's Universe series, Richard Feynman's 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson's cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye's Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from NOVA's The Elegant Universe, Stephen Hawking's Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.

The Digital Universe, developed by the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, incorporates data from dozens of organizations worldwide to create the most complete and accurate 3-D atlas of the Universe from the local solar neighborhood out to the edge of the observable Universe.

Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only a s a speck of light among many others. Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell. POWERS OF TEN © 1977 EAMES OFFICE LLC (Available at www.eamesoffice.com)

From our origins in Africa, humans began migrating around the globe roughly 100,000 years ago. But it was only with the advent of agriculture about 12,000 years ago that our population started to swell to more than a million. This data visualisation from the American Museum of Natural History beautifully charts humanity’s stunning – and increasingly alarming – exponential expansion to our current population of roughly 7.4 billion.

Video by the American Museum of Natural History
Producer: Laura Moustakerski
Animator: Shay Krasinksi
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