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Our future in the solar system

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 30, 2014

Why do humans explore space? We “love to sail forbidden seas”. This is a beautiful short video narrated by Carl Sagan showing future human exploration of our solar system.

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.

The shot starting at 2:25 of the exploration of one of Jupiter’s moons (Europa?) is fantastic. (via ★interesting)

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