The Cassini Space Mission in Video Form

The Cassini Space Mission in Video Form

The Cassini Space Mission in Video Form

The Cassini Space Mission in Video Form

What’s not to love about this short video by Chris Abbas from images collected by the Cassini Mission. The Cassini orbiter was launched in 1997 and has been collecting data around Saturn since 2004 and its mission has been extended again and again– most recently to 2017; that’s twenty years after it launched.

Cassini has been studying all things Saturn, from puzzling geometries in the atmosphere to the iconic rings to any of Saturns 60-something moons (my favorite is Enceladus). The mission has yielded many discoveries, and many more questions. But when you’re studying the most photogenic of the planets, the results also include a bevy of beautiful images.

Editor’s Note: I love that he used Nine Inch Nails on this, as well. Trent Reznor needs to expand his scoring repertoire from David Fincher films into space documentaries, this fits so perfectly.

Alex

2 Comments The Cassini Space Mission in Video Form

  1. Sucah16 June 9, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    This video brings so much life and movement into the mission. Usually the public just gets to see grainy photographs…

  2. sean patrick June 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    this is really amazing. thanks for sharing this. reminds me of this one i saw a few years ago at the ann arbor film festival… called black rain, by semiconductor. http://vimeo.com/3921306

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