Powers of Ten: 1977 Short Film by Designers Ray & Charles Eames Gives Brilliant Tour of Universe

In 1977, Ray and Charles Eames, the famous LA design­ers, pro­duced the short film Pow­ers of Ten. The movie starts with a fixed point in Chica­go, then zooms out into the uni­verse by fac­tors of ten. And, before too long, you find your­self 100 mil­lion light years away. Based on Kees Boeke’s 1957 book, Cos­mic View, the 10-minute film offers what amounts to a breath­tak­ing tour of the uni­verse. This clip was sent our way by Hele­na, who will get a free copy of the new Rolling Stones doc­u­men­tary, Stones in Exile.

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