Does Short Film Terraform Show Us The Future Of Mars?

<p>A group of FX students use <span class="caps">CGI</span> and live action to give us a glimpse into the red planet&#8217;s possible future.</p>

Terraform from ArtFx on Vimeo.

If you’ve been following the news or looked at your Twitter stream lately you’ll know that NASA recently landed a big rover on Mars—it’s there at the moment, taking some snaps and having a mosey around. And the next step will be to put a human on the red planet and hope we don’t become infected by some strange bacteria that wipes out the human race.

One thing we might like to consider doing when we finally get there is a bit of tidying up, like maybe terraforming the whole place so we can turn it from dusty desert to lush oasis. This is the subject of the short film Terraform from Arthur Bayard, Félicien Daros, Guillaume Dadaglio, Vincent Glaize, and Thomas Nivet at France’s ArtFX school.

Smoking, terraforming pods land on the surface of Mars and set about its transformation by bringing clouds, warm air, and all the other good stuff that makes a planet habitable for us picky humans. Then, before you know it, we’ve got a second earth where we can all go on holiday when this one gets a bit too watery.

And if you can’t wait for the first manned mission, then have an interactive browse of Curiosity’s Mars panorama below.

Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2 in New Mexico

[via Amusement]