Beautiful Images From The Planet 1,227,000,000 km Away From Earth

On June 30, 2004, the Cassini spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn to begin the first in-depth, up-close study of the ringed planet and its domain. As expected, the Saturn System has provided an incredible wealth of opportunities for exploration and discovery.

With its initial four-year tour of the Saturn system complete as well as an initial two-year extended mission called the Cassini Equinox Mission, the spacecraft is conducting a second extended mission called the Cassini Solstice Mission.

This film shows footage captured by the Cassini Imaging Science System. It was put together by filmmaker Chris Abbas who edited sequences of stills from NASA’s large archive of images.

For more about Cassini and the on-going Cassini Solstice Mission, check out the NASA’s website.

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