Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

Recently, an animation of a fly through of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D has been posted on YouTube.
The animation was computed using the measured redshifts of all 10,000 galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image and has accompanying narration and background musical score.
That animation and many others have been produced by Dr. Michael R. Gallis [Penn State Schuylkill] and the
Animations for Physics and Astronomy Project. Astronomy sequences include retrograde motion of the planets, eclipes, and Kepler's Laws. Animations for mechanics, vectors, optics, waves and other phenomena are also on view. I especially enjoyed the fractals in the miscellaneous section.
The Project now has its very own YouTube Channel.