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Amazing short film imagines the future of space exploration

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Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2014 10:33 PM by AlexMuller

 "I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote." That quote from Moby Dick, perhaps more than anything else, best explains a fantastic and inspirational new short film called "Wanderers." In fewer than four minutes, the film takes you on a stunningly beautiful journey across our solar system.

 

But this is no space documentary: it's a thoughtful and perceptive dream of what our corner of the universe would look like if we were to expand beyond planet earth. "Wanderers" comes from Swedish animator and digital artist Erik Wernquist, and its the product of careful scouring of the NASA archives to piece together realistic portrayals of our neighboring planets.

 

Wernquist has published a detailed explanation of his work that reveals where the inspiration and imagery for each scene came from. (It also includes high-res stills, perfect for your next sci-fi desktop background!). The legendary Carl Sagan narrates the short film, Wernquist pulled an old audio clip of Sagan reading his 1994 book Pale Blue Dot and layered it over the video. 

 

 


Tags: spacefuturespaceflightplanetsolar systemmoonsci-fi

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-12-01
+1
Amazing! We need more educational tools that are of top quality and imagination - well done Reply


 

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