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Author:  ajtribick [ Sun, 30-11-14, 21:58 GMT ]
Post subject:  Wanderers

Saw this short film posted on the Bad Astronomy blog.

http://www.erikwernquist.com/wanderers/

Saw a couple of familiar names kicking around in the credits for the image sources!

Author:  t00fri [ Mon, 01-12-14, 7:42 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanderers

Marvellous!
I did spot the well-known names involved ;-)
Fridger

Author:  BobHegwood [ Mon, 01-12-14, 12:07 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanderers

A well-deserved round of applause from the Brain-Dead... :)
Very cool film.

Author:  John Van Vliet [ Tue, 02-12-14, 18:55 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanderers

i do pop up some times in credits

PS
i am NOT the John VanVliet that used to work for "Industrial light and magic" that worked on
"SW- Empire strikes back "
-- that is the OTHER john VanVliet in those credits
nor am i the trout fisher that has a fishing book out

Author:  BobHegwood [ Wed, 03-12-14, 8:36 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanderers

John Van Vliet wrote:
i am NOT the John VanVliet that used to work for "Industrial light and magic" that worked on
"SW- Empire strikes back "


Only a matter of Time (and space) :DD Hee, hee...

Author:  chuft-captain [ Wed, 10-12-14, 21:43 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Wanderers

Really beautiful video.
Also, it seems that this guy was maybe responsible for "Crazy Frog" (... remember the Crazy Frog X'mas song?)

Not meaning to pick holes, especially after such a great video, but he did make at least one minor physics mistake in his description of Verona Rupes on Miranda, where he states Miranda's gravity as 0.018g (or 0.176 m/s/s), which would get you to the bottom in only 4 minutes (with a final velocity > 150 km/h), rather than the more leisurely 12 minutes he suggests.

In fact, Miranda's surface gravity is 0.079 m/s/s (or: ~ 0.008g) according to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_%28moon%29, which by my calculation would result in a fall from that height lasting only about 6 minutes with a final velocity of only 28 m/s (~ 100 km/h) which I guess might well be halted by a "small" rocket as he describes.

:)

PS. Feel free to check my calcs...

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