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04 May 2012 @ 04:32 pm
Cassini and Voyager in time-lapse  
Gregory Frost sent along this amazing collage of Cassini and Voyager time-lapse views of Jupiter and Saturn and their satellites.  Jaw-dropping astronomy. 


threeoutsidethreeoutside on May 4th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Oh my.
Bother Ottertriadruid on May 4th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
Holy shit that was amazing detail.
vnendvnend on May 5th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)

Now we just need an annotation that describes each clip-set so we could have some idea of the time spanned by each clip. And what we are seeing, in some cases. A lot of them I recall from seeing the stills, but some details have been lost.

The short clip of the polar view was what got the biggest reaction from my son. For me it was the view of the once crescent moon beyond the rings, then a bigger crescent (Titan?) appears to move in from the right. Because of the size and that the smaller moon was kept centered, I expected the bigger one to pass in front of the smaller one. Whoever set that one up in the shooting schedule gets a 'well done' for that.
sfmarty on May 6th, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing that. Woah.