In the Blink of an Eye Space in an Instant
When we look up at night, the universe seems pretty quiet. But that perspective is an illusion; in reality, there are millions of world-shattering events happening every instant across the cosmos. This short film explores just how much is going on every moment in our ridiculously enormous universe.
In the fraction of a second it takes to blink your eyes, thousands of stars will be born, hundreds will explode and die, millions of planets will form, and our universe will expand by half a million kilometers in diameter.
And these numbers only account for the observable universe — not for what could be happening beyond, where some scientists believe there could be an infinite expanse of space.
Please note that some of the statistics in this video are wild estimations, and in some cases could be off by orders of magnitude. For a list of sources see below.