The visual proof that we are minuscule beings on a tiny planet, circling a small star, in a vast solar system also helps put your life in perspective.
...the artist’s impression gives an incredible and mind-boggling sense of our (tiny) place in the galaxy.
In 2012 I was inspired by Mass Effect to create this data-viz / art piece for Google Data Arts Team. Using THREE.js and data from the ESA, it took a few weeks from ideation to development to release.
All the while, errie music from composer Sam Hulick, who scored the video game “Mass Effect,” hums in the emptiness of space.
The project won FWA of the Month 2013 and was nominated for a Webby.