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Stunning High Res Star Map 'Prometheus' Image Found on Viral Site

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March 6, 2012
Source: Twitter

Prometheus Star Map High Res

A week ago we posted a fantastic viral video that was released for Ridley Scott's new sci-fi Prometheus, showing a TED Talk with Peter Weyland, played by Guy Pearce. The video was connected to a new site that launched for his company, Weyland Industries, which at the time only had that video. The site updated this week with full-fledged navigation for info about the company and an investor sign-up, but there wasn't much else. However, fans dug deeper and not only found a hint at a Weyland android, but incredibly stunning high res (3000px!) image of the star map control room seen in the teaser trailer. Geeks will drool.

So how did they find this incredible photo? Well, one of our friends on twitter @antovolk alerted us that Steve Kidd, or @MOVIELORD101 sent out a tweet saying "SOLVED!" with a link to the URL: /6EQUJ5/. It looks like it was deciphered from morse code found on the Weyland Industries website, which when plugged in links to this breathtaking image. That makes me wonder if there's going to be a lot more goodies like this to find with coded URLs on that Weyland site as we discover and solve more clues. Here it is in full (click):

Prometheus Space Jockey Star Map High Resolution

Prometheus Space Jockey Star Map High Resolution

I've been anxious for a truly high resolution look at this very scene ever since I saw it in the previews for the teaser last year, as I'm a sci-fi nerd and this is incredible to look at. It's already my desktop background on my widescreen monitor and I hope it's only the first of many high res images like this to come. Which means we should continue searching, digging and diving into that Weyland site to find more that might be hidden.

The other update on there is a small look at a hint at their first android. If you load the front page, you'll see a box in the lower left area titled "WCCF-73: MODULE B". It also states "Our Family is Growing" and shows a picture of what looks to be a fingerprint, but with the Weyland Corp logo as one of the imprints. Genius. "Weyland engineers have been working around the clock to bring you the newest, most advanced addition to the Weyland family. Stay tuned for a special announcement." We will definitely be staying tuned.

Prometheus is directed by legendary Oscar nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott, who started it all with Alien and Blade Runner, also directing Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Body of Lies and Robin Hood most recently. The screenplay was originally written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour), then updated by Damon Lindelof of "Lost" and Cowboys & Aliens, Star Trek 2. Fox has Prometheus scheduled to hit theaters starting June 8th this summer. Watch the teaser.

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  • Jedibilly
    Spectacular! That's one more reason to go see it in 3D!
  • Pendy16
    The name of the image is: 6EQUJ5... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow!_signal
    • bat0u
      just awesome. good eye!
  • Xerxexx
    wow.
  • rockkicker
    fantastic
  • Jericho
    it is now my WALLPAPER!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Sedna
    The Orrery
  • Wentzr
    There was nothing to solve! This image was set to the Prometheus web site bg image and wasn't very hard to track down if you know what to search for in HTML source code.. "CSS", open the CSS then search for "bg"
  • Max Renn
    Bit too busy for a desktop wallpaper.
  • Thrbooks
     Some might say, is it just a crazy claim this movie is based on a real story... Just google ... ANCIENT STAR MAPS
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fullname-J-Warrington/562827147 Fullname J Warrington
    Funny coming back to articles like this post-release. All the anticipation, the build-up, the attention-to-detail of even the most mundane things just to make it all seem more believable.. ..And then we have the main antagonist crushed by a starship because she didn't know how to move sideways.

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