The Ghosts of Saturn

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Designer Chris Abbas collected a ton of Cassini photography from the Saturn mission and made this video. It is at times simultaneously eerie and awe-inspiring. This is not your father's NASA highlight reel.

Nine Inch Nails provides the soundtrack because that's exactly what you'd expect of a ghostly Saturn fly-by video.

Which reminds me: If you missed this equally amazing Saturn fly-by video (no CGI of any kind), you should probably set aside a few minutes and prepare to be awestruck all over again. [Kottke]

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ChrisFromOverThere

im not an emotional guy, but this almost makes me cry. i have no idea how these people did this stuff back then, beaming images back when there was no digital cameras, calculating all the different trajectories this probe would take and so on. just amazing