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Six Minutes From Earth to Forever': NASA's Latest Video Artistically Displays 'Big Data', 'Big Ideas

"stories about the Earth, The Moon, The Sun, The Planets, and the deep sky, wrapped in poetic implication about the humanity's imperative need to explore."

Generally, when NASA releases a video it is an amazing view of the northern lights from the International Space Station, a coronal mass ejection from the sun or a visual history of the moon. NASA's latest video -- the Pursuit of Light -- wraps all these concepts into one and takes a more artistic approach to "[showcase] top level goals of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, with an eye toward capturing the imagination of mainstream audiences."

Produced by NASA Goddard Multimedia, the short film visually highlights how NASA's high resolution data sets derived from its scientific instruments help tell NASA's stories about "big things: big things: big places, big data, big ideas." More specifically, it presents "stories about the Earth, The Moon, The Sun, The Planets, and the deep sky, wrapped in poetic implication about the humanity's imperative need to explore."

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang blog says it will leave you feeling "refreshed, maybe even enlightened". Check it out what NASA describes as "six minutes from Earth to forever":

Aside from being a compilation of all the cool technologies NASA has to work with, it is also noted this film was developed specifically to be viewed on a special type of screen called a Hyperwall. The Hyperwall, NASA explains, was build by the Goddard Space Flight Center as a huge, ultrawide screen best for displaying "big themes." The Hyperwall will be touring around the country to display the "Pursuit of Light".

[H/T GeekOSystem]

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