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The Known Universe Hits 10 Million YouTube Views

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An unforgettable trip from Earth to the edge of known space and back, the American Museum of Natural History’s The Known Universe has hit 10 million views on YouTube. Viewers from Australia to India to Alaska have tuned in to watch the video, which uses the Digital Universe Atlas, a scientifically accurate four-dimensional map of the cosmos maintained by Museum astrophysicists, to show the vastness of the universe. The Known Universe was created by the Museum in late 2009 as part of an exhibit for the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.

Visitors can experience tours via the Digital Universe in the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater during the monthly Astronomy Live! programs. And students in grades 6 through 8 can sign up for the Museum’s Digital Universe Flight School this summer to learn how to create their own dome show using the Digital Universe Atlas.

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