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Wanderers

Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist from Erik Wernquist on Vimeo.

Yesterday I discovered this must-watch video. A futuristic short-film, beautifully crafted, based on digitised real images of real Solar System locations and narrated by Carl Sagan’s hypnotic voice. The end result? a beautiful, inspiring video.

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The world’s first ever image from the surface of a comet

The world's first ever image from the surface of a comet.

The world’s first ever image from the surface of a comet.

This is the world’s first ever image from the surface of a comet, taken a few hours ago 500 million kilometres away from Earth on a small rock just 4km across by a little robotic probe and transmitted back to us. The radio signal took a full 28min to travel through space to reach Earth. The probe is called Philae, dropped from the Rosetta spacecraft yesterday after a 10-year journey through space. The mission is managed by the European Space Agency.

Today humanity lands on a comet

Right now, yes, right now today Wednesday, a little probe we built called Philae, the size of a dishwasher and weighing just 100kg, is slowly “falling” towards a little comet just 4km across at a leisurely speed of 3.5km/h, far far away from Earth.

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