Saturn on an acid trip

Film editor turns Cassini photos into eerily beautiful video of Saturn's rings

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Image credit: Flickr/Robbert van der Steeg


What if you collected more than 200,000 photos of Saturn taken by NASA's Cassini probe over an eight-year period?

For most of us it would mean a full Dropbox folder, but for film editor Fabio Di Donato, the Cassini photos provided him the raw materials for a fascinating short video titled Around Saturn.

It's sort of a cross between Dieter's Sprockets and one of those old government propaganda films showing how people lose their minds when they take LSD. Except it all happens around the planet Saturn. That's some trip.

Now is the time in From the Lab when we watch the video:

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