Watch: A Tour Of The Solar System At The Speed Of Light

As with most things involving space, I find the concept of our solar system's vast size to be both awe-inspiring and utterly terrifying.

To convey this vastness in all its alarming glory, artist Alphonse Swineheart has created a 45-minute video that takes viewers on a visual wonderland of a journey from the sun to the planets orbiting it. Using a time clock, Swineheart reveals just how ridiculously long it takes to move around this universe we inhabit, even when going at the speed of light.

It's a gorgeously rendered and scored film that presents humanity for what it is: one teeny tiny fleck on a much larger canvas that we've only just begun to understand.

It is both awe-inspiring and utterly terrifying.


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