TORONTO – You’ve never seen the universe like this.
Canadian illustrator and visual effects artist Lucas Green has created a stunning video that brings our solar system, our galaxy and our universe to life.
(Watch in HD, if you can, and with the sound on, as it includes a beautiful piece by Two Steps From Hell.)
(You can read about some of his “tricks” here.)
Lucas, who lives in Vancouver, first takes us into Saturn’s amazing moon system, and then creates an amazing visualization of the storm at Saturn’s south pole (the hexagonal storm has fascinated astronomers since it was first seen in the 1980s). Then Lucas takes us above Saturn’s beautiful ring system with the planet’s largest moon, Titan, shrouded in cloud in the background.
Then we leave our solar system to visit the Sombrero Galaxy, stellar nurseries created from supernovas; and finally through to the the expanse of our universe, as we swim through thousands of galaxies.
It is a beautiful visual masterpiece that reminds us of the beauty that lies beyond our pale, blue dot.