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We have lots to say about the new movie Passengers, and with good reason. It's an incredibly weird movie, especially considering what you might expect from the trailers. But from a purely science fiction design standpoint, it's undeniably beautiful, and the director told us one of its little secrets.

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Video: I want to know more about the world in this short animation Entropy by Tim Cahn. I want to know why the spaceship is leaving Earth. I want to know what the space station is doing all the way out there. I want to know who's there. I want to know where the ship is headed to. I want to live in this world. But in the stillness of the short, we only get to see the beautiful imagery of a spaceship leaving Earth so we have to fill in the blanks ourselves.

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Video: One of our favourite artists, Scott Park, illustrated the spaceships and vehicles in the original Star Wars trilogy to scale and it's just so good. You get to see how a Stomtrooper compares in size to a Tauntaun to an X-34 Landspeeder to a TIE Fighter to the Millennium Falcon to the Death Star and everything else in between. We put the wonderful illustrations together in a nice little lineup for you guys to see.

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Orbiting the Earth is a bit like living in a minefield, with millions of tiny flecks of space junk whizzing about at thousands of miles per hour. If a rice-sized pellet whacked into the International Space Station, it could pack the punch of a hand grenade, causing precious oxygen to seep into space.