Earth has long been our home, but it may be time to move ahead and colonize the entire Solar System. As previous science-fiction scenarios have become true in present days, the finest minds on the planet are working on new daring scenarios for the future of our species.

Setting up a human community on Mars is not a secret anymore, nor is it an unattainable feat. However, it could be that in just one century from now, our species will roam across the entire Solar System. Such ideas were put in motion in various ecranisations, of them reminding Star Wars, The Expanse, and you name it.

Little by little we’re approaching that moment when we’ll say farewell to our beloved planet and voyage into the darkness of space. To make more people aware of this reality, an epic short film by digital artist Erik Wernquist has recently been released, and it pictures exactly our space colonial fantasy.

To spice things even more, the audio consists of Carl Sagan reading from his 1994 book ‘Pale blue Dot.’ Tighten your seat belts and enjoy this wondrous ride across the Solar System.

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

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,” explains Wernquist.

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.”

All this vivid artwork may be deemed as fantasy by any hardcore conspirator, but it’s sure catchy to the eye and hurtles our imagination beyond any false claims that we can’t leave Earth’s orbit. It’s true that this could be a vivid experiment of imagination, but the feelings stirred up by this amazing CGI is sure to leave you speechless.

According to Wernquist, he withdrew much inspiration from photos made available by NASA and the European Space Agency. Conspiracy aside, he did a great job creating a glimpse of a probable future of humanity.

Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea with 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,” added Wernquist.

And if you like to rerun epic stuff you’ve just seen, here are more bits of this fantastic endeavour undertaken by our human actors. That’s some really impressive CGI.

References for the article – Science Alert / In-text pictures, courtesy Erik Wernquist

Cape Verde – Mars

Europa – moon of Jupiter

Iapetus ridge, Iapetus – moon of Saturn

Verona Rupes, Miranda – Moon of Uranus

Ring of Saturn

Drilling inside an unnamed asteroid from the Asteroid belt
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