The Horse in Motion
The Horse in Motion - In 1878, Eadweard Muybridge used a series of 12 stereoscopic cameras spaced at 21-inch intervals over 20 feet to capture a single horse stride, taking pictures at one thousandth of a second. These pictures (animated here), taken on what is now the Stanford University campus, resolved a hotly debated topic of the day: whether all four of a horse's hooves left the ground at the same time during a gallop. LCLS' femtosecond camera uses a similar technique.
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