Friday, September 9, 2011

Photos of Saturn Captured by Cassini Space Probe

This surreal photo was captured of the dark side of Saturn with the Sun's rays behind it by the Cassini space probe. It is hard to stand in complete awe of this photograph because CGI and Lucasfilm Studios have made such impossibly beautiful images almost mundane... But take a moment to let it soak in that this is an actual untouched photo from a space probe we launched from Earth to orbit the planet Saturn. This is not a product of the technology of Disney studios... This is the real deal...

The Cassini space probe has taken so many high definition photos of Saturn that NASA can actually string those photos together to create incredible fly-by animations of Saturn and its moons. Watch this one full screen.5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.

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