Here it is. A short history of the Moon. 4.5 billion years covered in a slick 2.6 minutes, all thanks to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The video, moving from the Moon’s hot creation to its pockmarked present, can be downloaded via NASA’s web site.

Now More Culture from Around the Web (all previously aired on our Twitter Stream):

BBC’s Collection of Famous Authors Reading From Their Works

Five Key TED Talks, According to The New Yorker

“Oh my ass burns like fire! ” Mozart Writes a Letter to His Cousin, 1777

Sylvia Plath’s Drawings (Presented at London’s Mayor Gallery)

Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Recreated in 7,000 Dominoes

Drunk Texts from Famous Authors, Courtesy of The Paris Review

An Abridged History of Video Games in Under Three Minutes

Matt Taibbi Looks Back at Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail” 

How William Faulkner Tackled Race — and Freed the South From Itself

Colum McCann Reads His Story “Transatlantic.” Added to our collection of Free Audio Books

Anne Frank’s Diary Was Almost Never Published. Francine Prose Tells the Story

Darwin & Design (MIT). Added to our List of 500 Free Courses (under Literature)

Famed Harvard Biologist E.O. Wilson Gives Advice to Young Scientists at TEDMed

Author Rohinton Mistry Offers Words of Wisdom to Graduating Class at Ryerson University

Double Indemnity, the Classic Film by Billy Wilder on YouTube

 


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