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Saturn, the movie

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This extraordinary excerpt is from an upcoming Imax movie that uses Cassini orbiter imagery (NO computer generated images) to create some stunning flybys and flythroughs of the Saturnian system. Cassini has taken so many high-res pictures that this stitched together footage is possible. All I can say is “wow”. We truly are a species that has left the confines of its home world. The full scoop on this movie project is at the Outside In site.


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

Caleb A. Scharf About the Author: Caleb Scharf is the director of Columbia University's multidisciplinary Astrobiology Center. He has worked in the fields of observational cosmology, X-ray astronomy, and more recently exoplanetary science. His latest book is 'Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos', and he is working on 'The Copernicus Complex' (both from Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux.) Follow on Twitter @caleb_scharf.

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  1. 1. matthewfrancis 7:33 pm 09/8/2011

    May I say: wow.

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  2. 2. Caleb A. Scharf in reply to Caleb A. Scharf 8:05 pm 09/8/2011

    You may, and I’ll second it !

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