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Cool Videos: Erik Wernquist shows us the future of space travel in Wanderers

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If you're anything like me, part of the appeal of films like PROMETHEUS or INTERSTELLAR is the idea of us traveling into outer space and into the unknown. While there is plenty to see here on Earth, there's so much more out there in the stars. That brings us to Erik Wernquist's short film, WANDERERS. I've put his synopsis below, as he words it better than I ever could, but I'd urge you for the first time to just sit back and let the words of Carl Sagan wash over you as you journey into the unknown. At less than 4 minutes, it's a quick journey (looking at you Christopher Nolan) and one can't help but have the same reaction the traveler at the end of the short does. For your daily dose of inspiration, look no further.

In words:

Wanderers is a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.

Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film 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.

Sit back and enjoy:

Source: Vimeo

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