In November, the Cassini probe got very, very close to Hyperion, one of Saturns many moons. These 61 frames comprise a fly-by movie of the moon. Defrost the thing and add some sour cream and it's good enough to eat!


As Bad Astronomy explains it, the jump cuts and discrepancies in the animation are probably due to course corrections the probe made as both it and the moon passed by one another. Nothing's perfect. Another fine photography session from Cassini. [YouTube via Bad Astronomy]

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