Riding Light

LincLinc BardDetroit
edited February 2015 in Science & Tech

Your dose of feeling insignificant for the week.

Alphonse Swinehart:
In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it's unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective.



  • MiracleManSMiracleManS Chambersburg, PA

    Anytime I see stuff like this I feel incomprehensibly good about my life. I get to participate in something so grand it can barely be imagined.

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