This Is The First Ever Footage Of Light In Motion

Astonishing.

1. The following GIFs capture a quietly profound moment in scientific history.

3. This is the first time light, in motion, has ever been caught on camera.

5. It’s possible thanks to a new kind of camera with an exposure time one billion times shorter than a normal camera.

7. It was built at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and can take an image every two picoseconds.


That’s one trillionth of a second. A picosecond is to one second as one second is to 31,700 years.

To which the only sane response is surely…

Read more, and watch the full video, at BBC.co.uk.

Via bbc.co.uk

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