Cassini at Saturn - an eight year odyssey on video

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    None of these images was taken for its dramatic effect; Cassini imaging sequences long enough to produce even brief movie clips are designed for science and/or navigation. The drama is natural, stemming from the ordered chaos of the relative motions of Saturn and its rings and its moons, and the stars behind them.


    The music is Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (piano)

    (do this video on full screen!)
    Video: Saturn makes its own drama (with a little help) | The Planetary Society


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    Very cool!
     
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    Groovy. :thup:
    I watched the whole thing. Wish they slowed down some of those sequences.
     
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    Iapetus is a really weird Moon -- for a natural satellite.
     
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    You can click on the screen to stop.

    Check out the attachment below to see a quick double hit I did to capture a three moon pass in less than a second.

    ED: All at minute/second - 4:48
     

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    Thanks for that. I did pause the player several times but some of the neatest shit flies by pretty quick.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    oh my! I had to watch this again, this time with Matt.

    This is A MUST SEE, by everyone!

    and God Bless NASA and all the money spent over the years! In my mind, all of it worth it!

    There are some really awesome scenes!
     

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