Waltz Around Saturn with this video showing highlights from Cassini's exploration of the giant planet, its magnificent rings, and fascinating family of moons.
(WARNING: this video may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy)
The video is dedicated to the memory of Margherita Hack, astrophysicist and popular science writer (2013)
She made me love the stars
music Dmitri Shostakovich - Jazz Suite No.2: VI. Waltz 2 - Armonie Symphony Orchestra (thanks to Erica Alberti for suggestion)
image from Cassini–Huygens spacecraft mission to the Saturn system by NASA and European Space Agency
edit by Fabio Di Donato
This video shows a selection from more than 200.000 pictures taken by the Cassini Spacecraft around Saturn's Rings in a period between 2004 and 2012, published through the Planetary Data System between June 2005 and June 2013 - If you want to know more about the mission please visit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/
For an in-depth explanation of what you can see in this video here is a great article by Phil Plait:
And yes, at 2:10 you can watch the moon of Mimas where the large Herschel crater makes the moon look like the Death Star in the movie "Star Wars" by George Lucas
An interview by Ben Richmond on the making of Around Saturn:
RAW images were processed to PNG thanks to the Vicar-to-PNG procedure provided by Jessica McKellar and Adam Fletcher: vimeo.com/41634392
I used a 30 fps sequence, 1 picture x frame
Friday, July 19th 2013 @ 2:27 p.m. Earth was captured in a photo taken by NASA's Cassini Mission to Saturn. This video partecipated to the #WaveAtSaturn and #DayEarthSmiled events
When we first approached Bill Callahan to do a Field Recording in New York City, we asked him if he had any special place in mind. His reply surprised me: "A community garden." I guess I'd stereotyped him in my head, because after all those years of dark, thoughtful songwriting — first as Smog and then on the pensive records he's made under his own name — I'd imagined a library, someplace quiet and dark.
As it turned out, the brightly lit 6th & B Community Garden, with its lush greenery and mellow wildlife, provided just the right setting. The noise of cabs, buses, trucks and the occasional siren wound up punctuating Callahan's calm, deep baritone, but he makes it easy to ignore. Here in Manhattan, he sings "Small Plane" from his new album Dream River, one of the best works of his fine career. It comes out Sept. 17, but in the meantime, this sun-drenched Field Recording provides a perfect introduction.
Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Mito Habe-Evans, Mike Katzif; Event Coordinator: Saidah Blount; Special thanks to 6th and B Community Gardens; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann