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Woah....

Saturn as seen by Cassini... a work in progress. I sure want to see THIS in IMAX when it's done.

This Breathtaking Saturn Video Is Exactly What Everyone’s Soul Needs Right Now"

Jesus Diaz — After all the horror we are seeing these days, after the continuous bad news, I think it's time for some mind- and spirit-cleansing beauty. Something to remind us that humans and nature can sometimes produce awe-inspiring things. Like this video.

The Cassini spacecraft reached Saturn in 2004, sending the clearest images of the most striking planet in the Solar System. Working at home, Stephen Van Vuuren used those photos to create the most hypnotizing space film I've seen. There is no CGI and no 3D models in these images. Just images from NASA. Jump to 0:56 for the final result of his work, so far.

(Sorry folks, but I'm not having any luck with embedding this for some reason; just click on the link and you'll find the entire article plus the video. I agree wholeheartedly with the title of the article)

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kitschaster
Mar. 16th, 2011 09:39 am (UTC)
Wow. *blinks* I LOVE Astronomy, and that made my night. I think I can go to bed happy. *wags tail*

Also, it probably says a bunch about me as a music student that I know the song from that video right off the bat as Barber's Adagio for Strings instrumental/Agnus Die choral piece. I personally prefer the choral piece, but that may have something to do with me as a singer. >_>



Edited at 2011-03-16 09:42 am (UTC)
kayshapero
Mar. 16th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
Recognized the Adagio for Strings myself, and promptly went and checked You Tube - downloaded the uncut BBC Orchestra (conducted by Leonard Slatkin) version thereof. It was a favorite of mine as a kid (I went through a severe classical period at about 14-17 when everybody else was doing pop or whatever) and I still like it - solemn but not sad. Come to think of it, I shall now go turn it on in the background.
kitschaster
Mar. 22nd, 2011 08:13 am (UTC)
Oh man, I love most everything by Barber. And agreed on the tone of it. It's a very thoughtful piece that I can just turn on and listen to while writing. Actually, that may be what I love so much about classical music of this sound. Very inspiring. :D
kayshapero
Mar. 22nd, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
BTW, thanks for telling me about (and linking to) the choral version, as I hadn't heard it before. Lovely!
ghostwolf
Mar. 16th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
Absolutely fantastic. I agree, this is so soothing.
trenchkamen
Mar. 16th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
That is gorgeous.
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