What would it be like to stand on the surface of another planet? We teamed up with a group of astrophysicists to create a scientifically accurate, virtual reality tour of six planets discovered outside our solar system. So strap on a VR headset, surf the giant waves of Kepler-62e, and gaze across the lava fields of 55 Cancri e.
University of Exeter in partnership with We The Curious (Previously @Bristol Science Centre).
May – September 2017
WHAT THE CLIENT ASKED FOR:
The client was looking for a series of VFX 360° videos for use online, as well as in the interactive planetarium at the We The Curious centre in Bristol.
WHAT WE DELIVERED:
We created seven separate 360° videos, each exploring a different star-field or planet. Each video takes a different view point of the planet, giving the audience an immersive experience whether viewed through a VR device, in the planetarium, or simply through the 360° video player on YouTube.
The video has been featured as number 1 on YouTube’s own VR channel, and has already accumulated more than 40k views.
Excitingly, the imagery for one of the planets was also used for a NASA press release about the detection of a new exoplanet, which was then shared by numerous other outlets including Wired, The Verge and New Scientist.
They have also been featured in astrophysicist Nathan Mayne’s 2017 New Scientist Live talk.