Tuesday, March 8, 2011

saturn fly-by

Wow. This is incredible. It is a film made up of thousands of still photographs taken by the Cassini spacecraft as it traveled to Saturn, flying through its rings and past one of its moons.

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.

Imagine how much more we could see, how much closer we could get to Saturn and other planets and perhaps even star systems if we had put even a tenth of our defense budget since the end of the Cold War into exploring space. Seems like someone might have thought of that before we decided that choking the life out of this planet was going to be our chosen course.

Ah well. Surely Jeebus is on the way. I'm sure he's going to fix everything.

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