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 Post subject: Wanderers
PostPosted: Sun, 30-11-14, 21:58 GMT 
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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!


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Marvellous!
I did spot the well-known names involved ;-)
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A well-deserved round of applause from the Brain-Dead... :)
Very cool film.

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i do pop up some times in credits

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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

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 Post subject: Re: Wanderers
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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...

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 Post subject: Re: Wanderers
PostPosted: Wed, 10-12-14, 21:43 GMT 
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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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