Animated Saturn!

By Phil Plait | November 5, 2007 5:49 pm

Emily has the skinny. Yeah, you wanna download this. It’s incredible!

Comments (7)

  1. Dan

    The animated gif of Prometheus and the F-ring is freakin’ awesome. That’s one I’d give anything to see more of than the few precious seconds available. That dust stream is a show-stopper, isn’t it?

  2. Beauty. That there is beauty.

  3. Darth Curt

    WOW! That was really sweet. It said it’s 12 fps, but what is the elapsed time between frames? What is the real orbit time of the moons?

  4. I don’t know the elapsed time between frames, but based on previous experience and Cassini’s ability to take frames in succession, I’d say it’s something between 30 seconds and (more likely) 1 minute.

  5. I wubs Saturn. It’s always struck me as fascinating, ever since I saw it through a big observatory telescope (I forget which one) when I was eight.

  6. Brian

    Wish I could see it too. When I click on the link, it starts QuickTime, then says “stopped” immediately. Maybe one of my more recent updates “fixed” it for me.

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