These are animations I made from scratch for the Space Telescope Science Institute this summer. They are used in an educational video about the Dark Ages of the universe, specifically the birth and death of the first stars. The James Webb Space Telescope is going to help us study this topic! It's very exciting!
Watch the actual video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iyc3bDFk84w
Software used: Maya, After Effects, Photoshop
Set to "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse (obviously)