This video begins with a one-meter square. Every ten seconds we zoom out by one power of ten. 101, 102...all the way to 1024 meters—the size of the observable universe. Then we get closer again. A lot closer.
By the end of the video we're not only be back to that one-meter square from the beginning, but we'll have gone all the way to 10-16 meter—down to the quarks inside a proton of a carbon atom.
Awe-inspiring, isn't it?
The film was made in 1968 by Charles and Ray Eames and it's being celebrated on a fitting day: 10/10/10. On that day there'll be events worldwide to mark how inspiring and dreamy this film is.
You can follow the links to find a celebration near you, such as a showing of the film at the San Francisco Exploratorium. [Powers of 10 and FlavorPill]