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

Alex Dent

June 9, 2011 / By

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