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How fast are you moving right now? - Tucker Hiatt

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"How fast are you moving?" seems like an easy question, but it's actually quite complicated -- and perhaps best answered by another question: "Relative to what?" Even when you think you're standing still, the Earth is moving relative to the Sun, which is moving relative to the Milky Way, which is...you get the idea. Tucker Hiatt unravels the concepts of absolute and relative speed.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Tucker Hiatt, Wonderfest.org
  • Producer Zedem Media
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis
  • Artist Dinos Hadjidemetri
  • Animator Maria Savva
  • Sound Designer Andreas Trachonitis, Mikaela Tsangari
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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