Wanderers – Vision of Humanity’s Interplanetary Future

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This movie shows, what we could accomplish in the future

Sometimes it is very hard to have a productive day, if you are feeling extra lazy and not motivated. Sometimes you just want to escape from the stress and troubles of the world around you and have  a peaceful moment on your own. If this is the case, you are in the right place. Now, stop and watch Wanderers. This is short science-fiction film narrated by the Carl Sagan.

The movie Wanderers start with a very meaningful sentence: “All locations depicted in this short film are recreations of actual places in our solar system.” After that, Sagan is reading parts from his own book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of Human Future in Space. The whole topics, which he is reading swirl around one of humanity’s greatest passion: exploration.

As Sagan talks, the Wanderers film provides us amazing artistic interpretations of destinations within our solar system. And the best part? Humans are on all of them. A manmade spaceship cruising around the South Pole of Saturn‘s moon Enceladus in one image, while another image shows us adventurous base jumpers leaping off the tallest cliff on Uranus’ moon Miranda.

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Leaving home (Earth) – Caption from the short film made by Erik Wernquist

This film, which will leave you thinking about your life, while you are maybe sitting in your office was created by Erik Wernquist, digital artist and animator from Stockholm. On his official site, he also has a gallery made out of screenshots from the film, explaining the locations as well as science inspiration behind his animations. He said, that many of the images were  created with the help of pictures and textures from NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, The European Space Agency and other scientific institutions.

“There is no apparent story – other than what you might imagine for yourself. The idea is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds -and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there,” said Wernquist on his site.

 source: erikwernquist.com

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Michaela Miklusak

Michaela Miklusak is deputy editor of TechandFacts.com and big technology enthusiast. Michaela now lives in Singapore, where she studies System Engineering and Informatics. michaelam@techandfacts.com

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