German educational design studio Kurzgesagt turns to a sobering truth of astrophysics: the fact that 94% of the observable Universe is so far from us that we will never go there, even if we achieve light-speed travel. To wit:
…there is a cosmological horizon around us. Everything beyond it, is traveling faster, relative to us, than the speed of light. So everything that passes the horizon, is irretrievably out of reach forever and we will never be able to interact with it again. In a sense it’s like a black hole’s event horizon, but all around us. 94% of the galaxies we can see today have already passed it and are lost to us forever.
And if that twists your melon, consider this: by the time you’ve watched the video, 22 million more stars will have drifted off beyond our reach.
A very pleasing experimental 4k CGI short by Maxim Zhestkov exploring the nature of the Universe formed by coalescing matter thrown out by exploding stars. To wit:
Everything around and inside us was conceived in a huge explosion of a star billions of years ago… and, probably, recycled from other matrices myriad times. In this eternal carousel of matter, particles gather, form complicated structures and then burst into all directions fusing atoms together and producing new elements and points of view, new colours and patterns of perception.
A deftly edited montage by Beyond The Frame celebrating the shared universe of Quentin Tarantino’s various films. To wit:
Everything’s connected. There are two universes shared by Tarantino’s characters. Everyone’s related, but unlike real families they talk to each other on the phone. They all eat Big Kahuna Burgers and smoke Red Apples, but somehow seem fit. K-Billy. Records scratching. Shots from trunks.