Monday, September 07, 2015

simulated a photon

Watched the Riding Light video on Vimeo by Alphonse Swinehart. He simulates hitching a ride on a photon as it leaves the Sun.

Riding Light from Alphonse Swinehart on Vimeo.

It gives one a powerful sense, over 45 minutes, of how big—and empty—the solar system is. And that's just to Jupiter!

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