Müller told New Scientist. “It’s as if the black hole is like a mirror.”
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. 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 that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.
APRIL 12, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Guatemala: Cuchumatan Indians have ceremony to preserve corn from frost by using prayers to chase the frost into a crack in the mountain and sealing the crack with mortar.
ALSO ON APRIL 12 IN HISTORY…
1790 — Richard Steele publishes first issue of The Tatler
1961 — Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is first man to orbit Earth.
1971 — Women’s peace march on Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
1975 — Black American dancer Josephine Baker dies, Paris, France.
1981 — First U.S. Space shuttle launched.
1988 — Harvard University patents gene-altered mouse.
1989 — Yippie activist Abbie Hoffman commits suicide, New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective