Daily Planet

Are You Ready to Experience Earth Like Never Before?

A view from the International Space Station (ISS). Photo: IMAX

NASA and IMAX have teamed up for the documentary A Beautiful Planet – a breathtaking portrait of Earth, filmed from space.

According to the project’s website, it provides “a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before.” The documentary made its debut in select IMAX movie theatres on 29 April.

The film, narrated by Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence, features stunning footage of our “magnificent blue planet,” the makers say, “and the effects humanity has had on it over time.”

Awe-Inspiring Glimpse of Earth

The footage was captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From space, “Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion — a direct visualisation of our changing world. But it is within our power to protect the planet,” the makers say.

According to IMAX, European locations where you can go see the movie are limited to Copenhagen and London for the moment.

Interested in space? Don’t miss our reporting about the recent launch of Europe’s Sentinel-1B Earth observation satellite, and the behind the scenes footage from mission control.

Let us know in the comments if you know where and when A Beautiful Planet is playing in other cities!