August 10, 2007
The IMAX short film "Hubble - Galaxies
Across Space and Time" transforms images and data from NASA's
Space Telescope into a voyage that sweeps viewers across the
universe and back into cosmic history.
The film opens with looming images of two mature galaxies that are
relatively nearby Earth, and then pans through the vibrant and
diverse panorama of thousands of galaxies in an image from the Great
Observatories Origins Deep Survey. The ensuing 3-D journey through
these galaxies provides more than just a new perspective in space.
It also takes the audience back in time. Because light takes time to
journey across space, the galaxies farther away from Earth are seen
further back in cosmic history.
The virtual voyage reveals galaxies as
they appeared billions of years ago, when they were still in the
process of forming.