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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:01 PM

NASA video: Cassini's First Fantastic Dive Past Saturn

This is very cool. Cassini rapid fired one of its cameras at the surface of Saturn as it raced by it on 4/26; NASA then sequenced them to create a video of the 'trip'. It begins at that strange vortex at the center of the planet's north pole. (There's more information about it at the jpl photojournal link in the blurb.)

Published on May 3, 2017

As NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its first-ever dive through the gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017, one of its imaging cameras took a series of rapid-fire images that were used to make this movie sequence. The video begins with a view of the vortex at Saturn's north pole, then heads past the outer boundary of the planet's hexagon-shaped jet stream and continues further southward.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Hampton University

A detailed caption describing these video clips, and the unedited clips themselves, are available at https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/cat.... For more information about Cassini's Grand Finale, visit https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/grandfinale.

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Fri May 5, 2017, 09:06 PM

1. Listen to what Cassini heard on its dive

Sounds from space Here's what Cassini heard as it made its daring dive between Saturn and its rings - ImaGeo https://t.co/3BMVovXWkD

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