Friday, June 3, 2011

The Cassini Mission: The Movie


CASSINI MISSION from cabbas on Vimeo.

[You'll probably want to watch this with HD and full screen turned on.]

This is footage from the Cassini Imaging Science System by the hard workers at NASA. The Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn for nearly 7 years now, tracking moons, rings, and the planet. Many thousands of images have been sent back to Earth and have been enjoyed by the public over the past few years.

Videographer Chris Abbas got the idea to string them together into a video. The result was an eerily beautiful look at the sixth planet using raw, unprocessed data. You can see some of the 'defects' that astronomers tend to work around since it gets in the way of the science being done. But in the case of art, the dark donuts created by dust in the camera, cosmic rays hitting the detector, and imperfections in the camera itself; they all add to the beauty of things.

Abbas included a quote of Carl Sagan with the video, a quote that inspiring with this video:

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
(If you have problems getting the embedded Vimeo video to play, you can watch the video here.) 


36 comments:

Nom de Plume said...

What a great video :) Also, I love Carl Sagan. RIP :(

The Angry Lurker said...

Beautiful.

Dejch said...

really amazing video

Moobeat said...

hrm

HiFi said...

Chris Abbas. Hmm, I gotta look this up.

HOODPHENOMENOM said...

watched this in 1080HD. Magnificent !

BigMike said...

amazing!

Zombie said...

Nice! :D

Kicking Rocks said...

awesome video!!! 1080p is amazing!!!

Solsby Kid said...

Love it!

Melanie said...

Wow! That was awe inspiring...the universe is an amazing thing!

Banacek said...

I personally don't like the idea that everything is "out there." Scientists too easily accept a philosophy of dualist materialism as reality. That's just me, though.

ed said...

i recognize the music. its nin ghosts amirite?

Bonjour Tristesse said...

That is an amazing video. Perfect to watch while listening to Floyd.

Geoffrey said...

I can't believe how beautiful this looks. Almost like it's computer generated

bruno said...

Saturn and its rings... beautiful...

phthalo. said...

This is beautiful.

Rob said...

I'll have to check this out as soon as I can :D

A Beer for the Shower said...

I watched that in HD on my 32 inch LCD screen and wow, amazing. Some parts don't even look real. Awesome video.

Malkavian said...

DAMN Carl Sagan quotes are so Epic.

thenitefalls said...

Amazing shots of Saturn with awesome music! A+ video

Biff Tanner said...

Very cool

Admin said...

Definitely going to watch this.

Flodström said...

Wow, that's amazing!

Necroticism said...

Oh God, it looks amazing in HD, and better than youtube.

Dave said...

That was a lovely video thanks.

Solsby Kid said...

Awesome video man!!! :)

Zander said...

Very intriguing site!!! followed!

Admin said...

Looks pretty darn good.

JayPower said...

Amazing video, the quality was suprising! ;D

spotifyblogtips said...

Thanks for the video. I am very interesting in the outer space and all techs that is around it.

Patrick said...

Wow... this was awesome.

PISSES BLOOD AND BUD LIGHT said...

I was so amazed at the video that I actually put down my beer! Miracles can happen!

I've missed this blog homie! Damn glad to be back!

ScottD said...

awww snap this video cannot be played in my browser firefox mobile 4

Zertuzzi said...

this is a blog mmmm

spotifyblogtips said...

Again, a very good movie. :)

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