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article imageSee Saturn's rings like you've never seen them before

By Michael Thomas     Jul 2, 2013 in Science
Though NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft landed on Saturn's moons in 2005, the general public can soon see hundreds of thousands of images the spacecraft took in an upcoming film.
According to Mashable, many of these images are being used in an IMAX film that will premiere in IMAX theatres, museums, planetariums and select 4K cinema screens sometime in 2014.
The film, created by Stephen van Vuuren, is composed entirely of photographs, though van Vuuren used photographic fly-through technology to animate the picture sequences. Other than that, no CGI or 3D effects were used during the production process, something the above trailer will stress several times.
Van Vuuren collected over a million photographs to create the 45-minute film, reports Engadget.
You can find more footage from the movie's official website.
Cassini-Huygens was named after Giovanni Cassini, the 17th-century astronomer who first discovered gaps in Saturn's rings in 1675.
The spacecraft launched on October 15, 1997, and flew by Jupiter on December 30, 2000. The probe has taken photographs from many unique perspectives. Near the end of 2012, it captured pictures of the dark side of Saturn, highlighting the planet in colours many might not have seen before.
Digital Journal also reported last year that the Cassini orbiter photographed daytime lightning on the gaseous planet.
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