Posts Tagged ‘cassini’

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Captures Photo of New Moon Forming Around Saturn

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In what is a rare and rather historical event, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a fuzzy image of what scientists believe is a new moon forming from the particle rings surrounding the planet. Read more…

NASA Releases First Ever Photo of Saturn, Venus, Mars and Earth in the Same Shot

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Yesterday, NASA released a real treat for all the space photography lovers out there: a gorgeous, incredibly detailed photo mosaic of Saturn that also captured Venus, Mars and Earth (with everybody on Earth waving at the camera at that exact moment… not that you can see any them). Read more…

Mind-Blowing Saturn Photo Mosaic Made from Pictures Taken Earlier This Month

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The NASA spacecraft Cassini has sent back some incredible imagery of the planet Saturn over the years, much of which is being put to use to create an IMAX movie. But thanks to the work of a Croatian software developer, we now have a full, breath-taking, high-resolution photo mosaic of Saturn in all its glory as it looked on October 10th. Read more…

Image of Earth Made Up of 1400 Photos of People Waving at the Cassini Spacecraft

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On July 19th, the Cassini spacecraft that has been hovering around Saturn — and sending back some stunning images we might add — turned around to take a picture of its home planet as part of a larger mosaic of the Saturn system.

In honor of this occasion, NASA asked people to send in photos of them waving at Cassini as it took their picture from roughly 808 Million miles away (give or take). Over 1,400 photos were submitted, and have been combined into a beautiful collage of Earth. Read more…

Moving Footage of Saturn Created Using Thousands of High-Res Photos

The Cassini space probe is undoubtedly a remarkable achievement. It’s been over 15 years since the probe was launched, an about 9 years since it reached Saturn. Since then, it’s been snapping scores of images of just about everything it sees.

Vimeo user Fabio di Donato has uploaded a video titled “Around Saturn,” which features more than 200,000 images snapped by Cassini from 2004 to 2012. These RAW images were converted to PNG and set to a Waltz. Read more…

Cassini Snaps New Photographs Showing Earth Next to Saturn’s Rings

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Were you smiling a lot Friday afternoon? Hope so, because that’s when you and your 7 billion planetary neighbors got a rare portrait session from the Cassini spacecraft. Orbiting above Saturn almost a billion miles away, the craft turned its camera towards to Earth to capture some spectacular images of our planet foregrounded by Saturn’s rings.

It was the first time in nine years that Cassini has been in orbit and taking scheduled photos of our planet, prompting NASA and friends to promote a “The Day That the Earth Smiled” event via social media.
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In Saturn’s Rings: A 4K Film Made Entirely from Real NASA Photographs

The tagline for the 2014 IMAX movie In Saturn’s Rings simply states: “This is Real.” And it’s a tagline that bears repeating to yourself over and over again as you watch the preview footage above.

A fly-through put together from over one million real photographs — many taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft — the movie promises to contain zero CGI. And above, we have the first teaser for the film, available in 4K as long as your monitor can handle it. Read more…

Beautiful Photograph of a Hurricane… On the North Pole of Saturn

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Photographs of storm systems as seen from airplanes or satellites aren’t too uncommon these days, but have you ever seen one that looks like this? Probably not, because this photograph is out of this world — literally. It’s titled “The Rose,” and shows the spinning vortex of a gigantic hurricane on the surface of Saturn.
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Beautiful Time-Lapse of Outer Space Created Using NASA Probe Photos

Kanaal van Djsanderdj created this stunning time-lapse video using photographs shot by probes sent out by NASA through the Cassini and Voyager missions. It offers a close-up look at the other planets in our solar system in motion. Here’s a similar video we shared a year ago.

Cassini Space Probe Photos Remixed

Designer Chris Abbas took a large number of black and white photographs captured on NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn and created this strange and hypnotic video that provides a pretty unique way of looking at space.

(via kottke.org)