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Visit Lovely Saturn

by on March 17, 2011

Wow. NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day is always good, but this one… it’s a series of photographs taken by the Cassini spacecraft as it approached Saturn. It is not CGI. It’s real. But it looks… well, YOU take a look:

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.

This is part of a larger production, an IMAX movie called “Outside In.” They took the photos from Cassini, ran them through some digital tweaking and cropping, and made this animation from the pictures. It’ll leave you wanting more.

HT: Nerdist’s own Nicole Campos