“A Universe of Questions” examines how astronomers and astrophysicists employ computational science to assist in their study of galaxy formations and other astrological phenomena.
“A Universe of Questions” won the Best of the Fest 3D Shorts award at the 2011 3D Film Festival in Los Angeles.
The radiotelescope scene took a single computer more than 25 days to compute and render.
Images from NASA’s Chandra Xray telescope were “dimensionalized” to provide a stereoscopic 3D view of galaxies.
Astronomical data was used to precisely position the stars in various scenes.
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center contributed nearly 20 gigabytes of scientific data.
The observatory featured in the first scene of the video is the Kirkwood Observatory located on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.