Amazing Discoveries: The Farthest
On November 4 and 5 InScience Amazing Discoveries will take place, with the seven most beautiful and astonishing films in the history of InScience. In the coming weeks, we will present these unforgettable films to you, with the invitation to come and see them as you should: in the cinema with the lights off, your eyes glued to the silver screen.
The Farthest takes you on a trip to the boundaries of our solar system and beyond. In 1977, two unmanned spacecraft were launched by NASA, the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Over the past 45 years, they have made a journey beyond our imagination. They flew close to the planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune on their expedition. Both Voyagers sent images and data back to Earth, revolutionizing our knowledge of these planets and their moons. Voyager 1 is now 23,663 kilometers from Earth, making it the most distant manmade object ever created. Both spaceships made their journey, which is still going on, with less computing power than a mobile phone.
This unimaginable research project comes to life in The Farthest, in a scintillating mix of interviews with the original scientists involved, astonishing animation, photographs made by both Voyagers and previously unreleased archive material. The documentary is a joyous celebration of the golden age of American science and an ode to the human thirst for knowledge, which resulted in one of mankind’s greatest achievements ever. The film was screened at InScience 2017, and can now be enjoyed again during InScience Amazing Discoveries. Step aboard for a dizzying journey beyond our imagination.