Cassini Mission from Dash Houdini on Vimeo.

I am in awe. Motion designer/director Chris Abbas used photography from NASA’s Cassini-Huygens spacecraft to create an absolutely beautiful, meditative short film of Saturn, her rings, and her moons, building motion from the publicly available archive of sequenced stills.

Interesting note: Vimeo user Hynee explains that the streaking star trails seen near the end and throughout are “navigation system calibration runs; the spacecraft uses spinning wheels to stabilize itself, and [they need] to be checked on.”

The music is 2 Ghosts I from Nine Inch Nails’ Ghosts I–IV album.

Content source:
via @AlwaysWithHonor

June 10 2011


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