From 2014 to 2016, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft followed the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67p) around space: collecting scientific data, sending a probe to its surface, and capturing some 400,000 photographs of the comet. This cinematic video was made from those photos.
The short film above was created by Motion Designer Christian Stangl and Composer Wolfgang Stangl, who worked together to combine and score “digitally enhanced real-footage from the probe” that was released by the ESA once the mission was came to a close.
The result is literally otherworldly. Footage of “an active alien body, far out in the depths of our solar system.” Click play up top for a little bit of Monday afternoon awe.