Thinking of The Known Universe



If you've watched the opening scene of the 1997 science fiction flick, Contact with the nifty Earth/Universe/Space zoom-out see here, then you might enjoy seeing a map of the known universe created by the American Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium. 


Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas more about it here.
Enjoy the weekend, take time for yourself, be thoughtful, and not get too caught up in the commercial frenzy of the season.