The Cassini spacecraft is an amazing piece of awesome, dudes.
Launched in 1997 as the Cassini-Huygens space probe, the Huygens probe was dropped onto Saturn’s moon Titan in 2005 and returned some amazing data and pictures.
Since then, the Cassini has made its way through and around the astonishing Saturn orbital system, getting close flybys of the ringed gas giant as well as its numerous moons. All in all, it’s sent home some astonishing pictures of what just might be the most appallingly beautiful sight in our entire solar system.
I’ve been fascinated by those pictures for years, staring rapturously at the view from another world. I thought they couldn’t get any better.
And then I saw “Waltz Around Saturn,” a video put together by Fabio di Donato and thrown onto the Vimeo video site. Fabio spliced together most of the photos Cassini sent back and then put it to some wonderful classical music. I just can’t get enough of this amazing thing. I tried to embed the Vimeo video, but they apparently don’t allow it. So I went surfing on youtube.com and found the same video. It’s a different user name, but I think it’s by the same guy. Either way, I’ve not got a version of this on the site so you should enjoy it. A lot.
So, here. I’m sharing it with you dudes and dudettes.
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