Sunday, April 08, 2012
It's a film in two parts, very separate but joined. Many other elements are presented in pairs for contrast.
These flybys (close calls when an asteroid's orbit brings it near earth) seem to happen all the time... and, in fact, on the very night we watched this movie on DVD there was a flyby called 2012 FA57. More on some of these events on space.com and NASA's JPL (where you will find a bit more solid science). Along with those current events, add April's spectacular full moon to the dark visual beauty in the movie and it made for a haunting experience for us.