On February 11, 1964 an 18 year old Mike Mitchell snapped the first glimpses of what would become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 50 years later after this first U.S. concert, a basement project of digitizing old negatives would fetch this once young photographer several hundred thousands of dollars at a recent auction.
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What has the Cassini orbiter seen since arriving at Saturn? The below music video shows some of the highlights.
In the first time-lapse sequence (00:07), a vertical line appears that is really Saturn’s thin rings seen nearly edge-on. Soon some of Saturn’s moon shoot past. The next sequence (00:11) features Saturn’s unusually wavy F-ring that is constrained by the two shepherd moons that are also continually perturbing it. Soon much of Saturn’s extensive ring system flashes by, sometimes juxtaposed to the grandeur of the immense planet itself. Cloud patterns on Titan (00:39) and Saturn (00:41) are highlighted. Clips from flyby’s of several of Saturn’s moon are then shown, including Phoebe, Mimas, Epimetheus, and Iapetus. In other sequences, moons of Saturn appear to pass each other as they orbit Saturn. Background star fields seen by Cassini are sometimes intruded upon by bright passing moons. The robotic Cassini spacecraft has been revolutionizing humanity’s knowledge of Saturn and its moons since 2004.
Soundtrack by Nine Inch Nails
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