the Comet from Christian Stangl on Vimeo.


In 2016, The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission officially came to an end. Its assignment was to study all aspects of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. On August 6, 2014, the spacecraft reached the Comet and orbited it for two years, releasing a small lander onto the surface of this mysterious world and capturing hundreds of thousands of images.

In 2017, ESA released over 400 000 images from Rosetta’s mission. Motion Designer Christian Stangl and Composer Wolfgang Stangl worked together to create this short film by digitally enhancing real footage from the probe. The effect? A mesmerising video with an otherworldly Film Noir feel.

Best watched in hi-res full-screen mode with the sound turned up.