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Posted by abeodbart November 30, 2010 at 10:31 am

National Geographic presents the first accurate non-stop voyage from Earth to the edge of the Universe using a single, unbroken shot through the use of spectacular CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) technology. Building on images taken from the Hubble telescope, Journey to the Edge of the Universe explores the science and history behind the distant celestial bodies in the solar system.

This spectacular, epic voyage across the cosmos, takes us from the Earth, past the Moon and our neighboring planets, out of our Solar System, to the nearest stars, nebulae and galaxies and beyond – right to the edge of the Universe itself. When you finish this video, you will walk away from it with an awareness that you never had before, of the unseen astronomically massive universe that we float around on like a spec of dust in the ocean.

This video takes you on a journey through the universe as if you are watching a Sci Fi adventure. Yet you constantly have to remind yourself that what you’re seeing is really out there.

Here’s the full documentary below:

November 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm
Elise says:

This stuff disturbs me. When you really think about what is out there and how we were created and everything it’s quite scary. Is it all going to end? How? When? Why? How do we exist anyway….presumably at some point in time there was nothing….so how the heck did anything come to be…..How can something come out of nothing. Bla bla bla…..I’ll stop now as I could go on for ages, lol. x

November 30, 2010 at 1:01 pm
DHBat says:

I absolutely love this documentary. I watch it at night in full cinema mode and tend to nod off about 2/3 of the way through. Not because it’s boring but because it’s incredibly relaxing.
After hearing that the American version was voiced by Alec Baldwin ( ‘the world’s greatest actor’ ) i had to try that one too but, surprisingly, i think Sean Pertwee still wins out.
Either way it’s still brilliant viewing.

November 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm
ReliegiousMarie says:

Hmm:- maybe this will cure the insomniac in me then

November 30, 2010 at 6:29 pm
Mark says:

I’vve had around 4 failed attempts today for getting these two videos watched in one swoop, it seems the first time you “disturbed me while I was cleaning my room”, the second my wandering around the web, third, a call to come out and play in the snow and finally the fourth a nice big Dominos Pizza. The 5th better be the whole way through and I’ll be skipping that part where it says how the sun may run out some day!!

November 30, 2010 at 6:54 pm
Alan Downes says:

Odd, things like this do exactly the opposite for me. Don’t expect it to cure insomnia, create it maybe!!

Eyes wide open and mind racing. You’ll never sleep again.

December 1, 2010 at 12:29 am
ReliegiousMarie says:

Ooh, just woke up with keyboard print on my face…

December 1, 2010 at 9:48 pm
weemis says:

This was splendid! Thanks for sharing! But I do find it odd that in going to the edge of the universe means going to the beginning. There has to be an expanding edge, but they aren’t really going there at all. They’re just talking about what we can see of the universe, which is more of a history of the universe than anything else.

Great video, improperly named.

December 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm
Slugsie says:

Finally had a chance to watch this, and it’s quite interesting. However I found the commentary to be a bit over the top at times. It’s was a little too heavily peppered with speculations that are a little too speculative. I even think some of it is just plain flat out wrong.

January 22, 2012 at 1:31 pm
Shashank says:

As weemis said, it is pretty much the journey to the beginning of universe. I was curious as to what lies at the edge of the still expanding universe; bit disappointed in the end to find the beginning of time-space being referred to as edge.

June 22, 2012 at 4:27 am
wascomat says:

The journey changes at the very end from a first person point of view, travelling through space to a journey back through time. This was very confusing for me to follow until I figured out how they wanted to end the journey. It apparently needed to have an end to the show and apparently the only way they could find a way to do this was to jump into the beginning of all time instead of staying with the physical first person travel through the universe.

The end depicts what could be seen if travelling back to the creation of the universe which is not the same as what is happening right now if you were to travel into space for several billion light years.

They make it seem like if you could travel to any spot in the universe at will, you would witness the big bang which isn’t true.

June 22, 2012 at 4:37 am
wascomat says:

In a sort of defense of the script that was written, I guess that if you could travel faster than the speed of light for an unlimited time, couldn’t you in fact reverse time, or ‘go backwards’ through time?

I thought it was worth adding this comment to my last one before someone else brought it up. They did in fact make mention to travelling faster and faster at the very end of the show and I guess theoretically you could go back to the place in time where everything was a single point, but this in fact is a paradox since you couldn’t exist until after matter was created, so how can you be watching this in the first place?

So i will just go back to the original thought I had about the show which was that they didn’t stay within the perspective of a person travelling in the present tense.


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