This Video Elegantly Explains How Big the Universe Is

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Trying to comprehend the size of the universe is enough to make your head hurt. Thankfully, Beakus created a short film—with the help of an astronomer from the Royal Academy of Greenwich—to break it all down in ways that make it easy to understand. You'll learn that if we sent a text message to the galaxy closest to us, Andromeda, it would take 2.5 billion years to arrive! And if the life of the universe was a 10 hour movie, humans would only appear in the last second. The universe is huge, and it's enough to make you feel pretty small.

How Big Is The Universe? from Beakus on Vimeo.

The size of the universe isn't the only thing Beakus tackled; they also looked at what's inside a black hole:

What's Inside A Black Hole? from Beakus on Vimeo.

And how we know how old the sun is:

How Do We Know How Old The Sun Is? from Beakus on Vimeo.

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