Arthur C. Clarke commented that “[t]wo possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” As a Lovecraft fan, I feel the morbid joy of considering the second possibility, of envisioning a world where the only path to comfort is to turn away from the universe toward a new dark age. However, I am also an optimist who likes a more shiny speculation.
And these fusions of visual effects, science, music, and philosophy are gloriously aesthetic visions:
LIFE BEYOND: Chapter 1. Alien life, deep time, and our place in cosmic history (Run Time: 30m 25s)
LIFE BEYOND II: The Museum of Alien Life (Run Time: 37m 59s)
What awe-filled things have you discovered recently?