That last post got me thinking about two things: 1. I bet youtube has all sorts of other nifty time-lapse videos.
2. Isn't it ironic that the only beings that we know of that are capable of understanding the universe function in a realm of time and space that is so far removed from those in which most of the universe functions? I mean, if I could show my students plants according to the time-schedule of the plants, they would no longer be the most boring thing I teach. Or if I could watch chemical reactions at the level of the individual molecules involved, that would be insane. Of course, I probably wouldn't even know what I was watching.