Cassini science team releases movie of images from first ring dive


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The Cassini science team has released a movie compiled from images taken during the spacecraft’s first dive between Saturn and its rings.

I have embedded the movie below the fold. It cuts off before the spacecraft’s closest approach because they took a very conservative approach to this fly-by, turning the vehicle so that its antenna dish protected it. This prevented the taking of the best images. The second dive, that occurred yesterday, will have better images.

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  • PeterF

    All it needs is Slim Pickens and his cowboy hat.

    Oh by the way, Happy Star Wars day! May the fourth be with you!

    And don’t forget to pick up some Hellman’s to throw in the water…
    You know, for sinko the mayo tomorrow?

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