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sceince as art - the video that made Scoble cry

This Worldwide Telescope truly is beautiful.  As a child I used to absorb every peice of available media around outer space and scientific discovery.  Somewhere along the line, I became a jaded adult.  I stopped dreaming.  This presentation has reinvigorated the enthusiasm and wonder I once enjoyed. 

Please enjoy the video below (after the jump).

Why couldn't NASA have produced this? 

Why couldn't the government have aggregated this data in this manner, putting a friendlier face on the billions of tax dollars we're spending on what appears to be a funding vacuum?

Here's to hoping this is just the first, of many more such remarkable tools.