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Cassini Approaches Saturn

A stunning view of Saturn, composed entirely of still photographs from the Cassini-Huygens Mission, as part of an upcoming IMAX movie project named Outside In. From APOD:

What would it look like to approach Saturn in a spaceship? One doesn’t have to just imagine — the Cassini spacecraft did just this in 2004, recording thousands of images along the way, and thousands more since entering orbit.

In the last sequence, Saturn looms increasingly large on approach as cloudy Titan swoops below. With Saturn whirling around in the background, Cassini is next depicted flying over Mimas, with large Herschel Crater clearly visible. Saturn’s majestic rings then take over the show as Cassini crosses Saturn’s thin ring plane. Dark shadows of the ring appear on Saturn itself. Finally, the enigmatic ice-geyser moon Enceladus appears in the distance and then is approached just as the video clip ends.

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    Wow, thank you for sharing these images with us. We are truly grateful.

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