Visual effects artist Lucas Green has created Space Suite as a demo of a larger project he wants to do. Green took images from a number of NASA’s deep space probes and from the Hubble Space Telescope, juiced them up with a few simple computer animation tricks, and created something awesome. As science fiction writer David Brin said on his Facebook page, “Everybody watch these 90 seconds. You get to be member of a civilization that does stuff like this.”
It’s all there: the hexagonal wind system at Saturn’s north pole, the dappled surface of Saturn’s walnut-shaped moon Iapetus, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, geysers on Enceladus, and lots more. It’s absolutely breathtaking.
The music, by the way, is from Two Steps From Hell, a music production company that creates epic music for movies and movie trailers. SCIFI.radio plays a lot of their work, and for good reason. Combining that music with visuals like this makes the hair on the backs of our necks stand on end.
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