Wednesday, September 08, 2021

"Laniakea": a space traveler finds the home of "God" from a drifting monolith


“Laniakea”, from Dima Taran, is an animated short film with a curious premise (5 min, Nov 2020).

In the future, mankind has developed the ability to travel through wormholes at supra-luminal speeds and search the observable universe for other civilizations and found nothing.

But then a monolith in space has a clue, leading to a particular planet with gigantic megastructures with nurseries for future life but no actual living individuals.

The film draws from “2001: A Space Odyssey” but maybe also “Alien”. 

The title of the film refers to our home supercluster. 

Wikipedia embed (click for attibution), map of the Universe's supercluster 

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