Video description: A music video featuring images of Saturn, its rings, and its moons that were captured by the robotic Cassini spacecraft. The images are shown together in the order of their capture, resulting in numerous breath-taking time-lapse sequences.
Filmmaker Chris Abbas assembled the images to make the film, and he added the music track “2 Ghosts” by Nine Inch Nails (used under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Attribution Share Alike license).
The thin vertical lines at the beginning are Saturn’s rings, seen nearly edge-on. The moons Titan, Phoebe, Mimas, Epimetheus, and Iapetus are also featured. Learn more about Cassini and its discoveries.
The images within the film are courtesy of NASA, which shares images and other data with the public through the Planetary Data System.
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Saturn Radio Waves
In this audio clip, Saturn’s radio waves sound like music playing in a haunted house.
Sound clip from NASA
Image description: Saturn and its rings cast striking shadows on each other in this mosaic of images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. The view combines 45 images taken over the course of about two hours, as Cassini scanned across the entire main ring system from a distance of about 1.1 million kilometers (700,000 miles).
Image by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Image description: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft recently captured this portrait of five of Saturn’s moons poised along the planet’s rings, nearly a billion miles away from Earth. From left to right are Janus, Pandora, Enceladus, Mimas and finally Rhea, bisected by the right side of the frame.
Photo by NASA.