A video was created from images of the Saturn and Jupiter systems taken by NASA's Voyager and Cassini spacecrafts. Sander van den Berg used the images to create a two minute montage of spectacular images.
According to Netherlands-based freelance editor, the video combines photos snapped by NASA's Voyager and Cassini spacecrafts. Space.com reports van den Berg posted the black-and-white video titled "Outer Space," earlier this month on the video sharing site Vimeo.
NASA has posted some of Cassini's images of Saturn, and images of Saturn's ring system taken from Voyager 1.
The video begins with close-up shots of Saturn's rings whirling in space. It also shows Saturn's moons orbiting the planet. Global Post reports the video shows space debris crashing into Saturn's rings and images of gas geysers exploding on the planet.
According to Space.com, the video also shows one of the moons, the icy Enceladus, with icy plumes of water vapor, salts and carbonates spewing from the south polar region. It is believed the south polar region of Enceladus has a subsurface ocean of liquid water. The video shows storms raging in the atmosphere of both Jupiter and Saturn. The hurricanes on the planets are more massive that anything known on Earth.
The Huffiington Post reports that on Tuesday, NASA announced that scientists have found half-mile sized objects colliding with one of Saturn's main rings leaving behind "glittering trails" between 20 and 110 miles long.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed image of the highly cratered surface of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012.
The Voyager spacecrafts, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, were launched in 1977 to take advantage of the favorable planetary alignment in the 1970s. The probes were originally intended to study only Jupiter, Saturn and their moons. They made several discoveries, including live volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io and have also observed Uranus and Neptune. Both are now at the edge of the solar system, Voyager 1 about 11 billion miles from Earth, and Voyage 2 about 9 billion miles. Voyage 1 is the farthest human-made object from Earth. NASA recently announced that Voyager 1 is on the verge of leaving the known solar system. The probe has entered a void at the edge of the Milky Way known as the heliopause.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft took this raw, unprocessed portrait of Saturn's moon Rhea on March 10, 2012 from approximately 26,000 miles (almost 42,000 kilometers) away.
The Cassini-Huygens space probe was launched in October15, 1997, and it entered into Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. On December 25, 2004, the Huygens probe separated from the orbiter and reached Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005. It descended into Titan's atmosphere and began sending scientific information back to the Earth by radio telemetry. The probe's mission has been extended to 2017.