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[io9]A gorgeous time-lapse video of the universe, recorded from a plateau in Chile

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space porn indeed

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Here's awesome time-lapse footage of a single evening from the in-development ALMA Array Operations Site, the largest astronomical project in human history which happens to sit at 5000 meters on the Chajnantor plateau in Chile.
http://io9.com/#!5765022/a-gorgeous-...hile/gallery/1
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Thanks for the vids, they are very sensational. I wish that starry night sky was my roof.
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i think i just exploded in the pants area, thanks for vids +1!
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That's deeply impressive, but thats just the milky way. An infinitesimally small part of the universe.
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Stunning! You can see a couple galaxies on the second video, just amazing!
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Woah. It almost looks as if we're a sperical object rotating around its own center with all of these floating around us. Pretty cool.
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wow..
    
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post #8 of 68
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Originally Posted by cd_rom View Post
Thanks for the vids, they are very sensational. I wish that starry night sky was my roof.
You have no idea how much I've wanted to see the night sky where there is no light pollution .

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Woah. It almost looks as if we're a sperical object rotating around its own center with all of these floating around us. Pretty cool.

Indeed! It looks like earth is travelling through deep space...
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Wow, I didn't think we could actually see the Milky Way "belt" from Earth in visible light. Unless the video includes IR overlays or something.
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Wow, I didn't think we could actually see the Milky Way "belt" from Earth in visible light. Unless the video includes IR overlays or something.
No, we can. With the naked eye. You need to be further than 100 miles from any Town or city though.

http://vimeo.com/4505537
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