View Full Version : Dance of the Saturn moons

30th December 2009, 09:38 AM
This article includes a time-lapse video of Saturn's moons as filmed by space probe Cassini - be sure to watch in full screen mode:

http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/welt ... 40,00.html (http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/0,1518,669440,00.html)

The accompanying texts are:

"61 moons orbit Saturn."
"Some dance."
"Janus chasing the bigger Rhea."
"Rhea, Janus, Mimas and Pandora as ensemble."
"A race between Tethys, Prometheus and Pandora."
"Janus reflecting sunlight."
"Rhea and Mimas crossing paths."
"All pictures were taken by the Cassini probe between 27th of August and 8th of November."

30th December 2009, 01:46 PM
Pretty impressive our neighbours aren't they!

Neil Templar
30th December 2009, 02:02 PM
nice! 8)

30th December 2009, 03:27 PM
If you watched Avatar, this has even more meaning. :D