NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day usually serves up a stunning daily image of the cosmos, but today's image is particularly spectacular because it's not a single image at all, but rather a stream of Cassini images stitched into a sweeping video of a journey through Saturn's neighborhood. The resulting video creates a Cassini's-eye-view sensation, mimicking what it might feel like to fly a spacecraft around Saturn and its satellites.
The video is part of a larger IMAX project titled Outside In, and gathers imagery from Cassini's orbits from 2007 through 2010 (the spacecraft made its initial approach in 2004). The images themselves have been digitally tweaked and manipulated to create the vid, but as the title screen proudly declares, there's no CGI and no 3-D modeling. The images, in other words, are Cassini's own. Enjoy.
thats odd that they are playing the theme song from Schindler's list.
"Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours." S.R.
now approaching the death star at 1:31
personally I'd say pictures arranged in a 3d space and rendered on a computer is the definition of CGI but whatever. I was actually hoping they'd somehow just taken thousands of pictures constantly with cassini and put them in an AVI.
Funny: what I hear is Barber's Adagio for Strings.
@scythelord...read much...there’s no CGI and no 3-D modeling...get it...probably not
@ChaosBegetsOrde. The opening song for Schindler's List was Gloomy Sunday by Seress, from WWII. Adagio for Strings by Barber is what is playing in this video here.
Actually the moon at 1:35 does look mysteriously like the Death Star...
But wow, what a sight. To think we're only scratching the surface of God's marvelous universe. Hope NASA keeps up the good work!