This award-winning short film transforms images and data from NASA's Hubble 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.
Originally released as an IMAX film, "Hubble: Galaxies Across Space and Time" was named "Best Short Film" of 2004 by the Large Format Cinema Association.
A production of the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI);
Producer: John Stoke;
Director: Frank Summers;
Writers: John Stoke and Frank Summers;
Visualization Leads: Greg Bacon and Frank Summers;
Narrator: Barbara Feldon;
Music: Jon Serrie
Production: June 24, 2004
Publication: September 23, 2016