IMAX: Cosmic Voyage / Destiny in Space [Blu-ray]
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Cosmic Voyage mixes ground-breaking computer animation with cutting edge science to give us a sweeping view of the universe.]]>
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Some of the graphics in this 1996 feature were rendered by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). That means significant supercomputing, programming, and visualization research went into our best scientific understanding of how galaxies cluster, at the farthest scale of the universe, and you get to fly around through it in this video. But of course it's the whole trip out there (and back), that's so appealing.
I have to admit i've only seen this 2008 rerelease in a planetarium. I doubt the same visual shock will fit in widescreen, but even if the movie loses half its visual effect, the sense of wonder - the opportunity to think big (and small) - will remain.
BTW, the original "Powers of Ten" is by Charles and Ray Eames, 1977. There's a version reproduced with permission on YouTube, and since it's only 9 minutes long, you can get a taste of the theme quickly, for free. Comparing versions, we have added two powers of ten to our knowledge since then, and the graphics are way better.
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I love IMAX movies, especially space ones. These two don't disappoint either. I remember seeing them at Kennedy Space Center and now I can see them from my own home.Published 7 months ago by Michaela Jones
Not quite as awesome as in IMAX, but very interesting.
Shows the relative sizes of everything in the universe.
Narrated by Morgan Freeman. Read more
Magnificent imagery. Saw it at IMAX in smithsonian. Wasn't disappointed with this DVD. Every much as entertaining as IMAX. Great exploration of universePublished on March 21, 2014 by Ola Alston