Awe-Inspiring Flythrough of the Saturn System

Article written: 8 Mar , 2011
Updated: 26 Apr , 2016
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Ever imagine creating your own IMAX movie? Cinematographer Stephen Van Vuuren is working to do just that, and has created flythough sequences from thousands of images from the Cassini spacecraft’s tour of the Saturn system. The video above is just a sampling of this non-profit, giant-screen art film effort “that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit from the big bang to the near future via the Cassini-Huygens Mission at Saturn,” according to the “Outside In” website.


Ultimately, the film will recreate a journey through the solar system using only actual images taken by the robotic spacecraft exploring our solar system. Here, you can zoom towards Saturn, through the rings and fly past some of its moons. With music by Ferry Corsten, William Orbit, Samuel Barber, the film will meld “non-narrative visual poetry & science documentary into a rich experience for audiences.”

If you’d like to see this entire film come to fruition, and eventually watch it all on a huge IMAX theater screen, consider donating to the Outside In project here.

via io9

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4 Responses

  1. J. Major says

    Wow….this looks awesome! Very exciting, I hope it gets produced!

  2. Hon. Salacious B. Crumb says

    Ah, didn’t this sequences feature in the lead-in to TV Series “Star Trek: Voyager”?
    Could it also be the new footage from the James Cameron’s Avatar II movie?

    (After watching this, I almost had to get paper bag in case of motion sickness. (Can NASA at the moment afford paper bags? Also weren’t mad or wild “death spirals” totally banned by NASA because it used too much propulsion?) 🙂

    • Hon. Salacious B. Crumb says

      Dans l’avenir, la NASA devrait-elle soutenir de telles animations simples juste pour faire exciter les gamins kindergarden et commencer à vouloir s’intéresser au système solaire?

  3. NoAstronomer says

    /speechless

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