Friday, September 9, 2011

If you like Saturn, you're in luck.

First is an awesome picture of Saturn taken by NASA's Cassini orbiter:

Click on the picture for the full-size version. You can read about the photograph here.

As if that weren't enough, check out this video, part of which I presume is taken from Outside In, "a ground-breaking non-profit giant screen film currently in production animated from millions of still photographs for IMAX™ and other giant screen theaters," to be released later this year. The show-stopper begins at :57. Full-screen is best:

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.

Read more about Outside In here. And you can read more about Cassini here.

Yeah, I'm a bit of a space geek.

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