How fast are you moving? Remarkably you are moving, by some definitions, around a million miles per hour. But, why don’t we feel this motion? Is this speed useful in some way? And what does the question of speed really even mean? Join us today as Cool Worlds explores our motion through space. Written and presented by Prof David Kipping.

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Music licensed by SoundStripe.com (SS) [shorturl.at/ptBHI], or via Creative Commons (CC) Attribution License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), or with permission from the artist
► Joachim Heinrich – Y
► Falls – Life in Binary
► The Europa Protoharmonic Symphony Orchestra – Our Guests Have Arrived
► Atlas – Waking Up
► Holiday On The Moon – Everything That Matters
► Indive – Ion
► Chris Zabriskie – Music From Neptune Flux 10
► Chris Zabriskie – Music From Neptune Flux 4
► Chris Zabriskie – Cylinder 7

::Video clips::
► A Flight Through the Universe by Berkeley Lab/SDSS
► Kuba Jurkowski
► Aryeh Nirenberg @art_only
► BlueTurn with NASA/DSCOVR
► Discovery News – How Fast Are You Moving
► BBC Wonders of the Universe
► Pole Position Motorsport
► Bon Iver – Holocene (NE Direction)
► Earth orbit animation by Brad Freese
► The Expanse – Amazon Studios
► Juno slingshot by NASA/JPL/SwRI
► Voyager animation by NASA/JPL
► Zoom-out from Earth by ESO/spaceengine.org/L. Calcada
► Helical orbits by Thord Christoffersson, djsadu and Rhys Taylor
► Galactic orbit by American Museum of National History
► Galactic orbit animation by ESA
► Milkromeda collision by NASA/ESA/F. Summers/ G. Besla/ R. van der Marel
► Planck telescope animation by ESA
► Reionization animation by CITA/R. Kaehler/M. Alvarez/T. Abel
► Expanding universe animation by M. Kornmesser/L. Calcada/NASA/ESA/Hubble
► Milky Way animation by ESA/Hubble/M. Kornmesser/L. L. Christensen

::Film clips used::
► Agora (2009) – Newmarket Films
► Interstellar (2014) – Paramount Pictures
► Inception (2010) – Warner Bros. Pictures
► First Man (2018) – Universal Pictures
► Drive (2011) – FilmDistrict
► Baby Driver (2017) – Sony Pictures Releasing
► Man of Steel (2013) – Warner Bros. Pictures
► Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) – Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
► Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker (2019) – Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures
► The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) – Warners Bros. Pictures
► Avatar (2009) – 20th Century Fox
► The Commuter (2018) – Lionsgate

0:00 Prologue
0:42 Perception
6:26 Terrestrial
10:54 Extra-Terrestrial
15:33 Extra-Solar
19:40 Extra-Galactic
25:11 Credits

#MillionMPH #HowFastAreYouMoving #CoolWorlds


Astronomy, exoplanets, astroengineering, the search for extraterrestrial life & intelligence, futurism and interstellar travel.

The Cool Worlds Lab (http://coolworlds.astro.columbia.edu), based at the Department of Astronomy, Columbia University, is a team of astronomers seeking to discover and understand alien worlds, particularly those where temperatures are cool enough for life, led by Professor David Kipping. Content is primarily written, produced and presented by David Kipping, but regularly features his students and visitors as guest presenters.

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