Wonderful short film imagines the day when we conquer the solar system

“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.

Touch the stars

“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…

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