The video above shows some of the most amazing space sequences yet committed to film. The funny thing about it is, it’s not sci-fi. It’s all real. Shot entirely “on location” around the planet Saturn, the film is a stunning experience of what’s really out there.
NASA’s Cassini space probe made a close approach to Saturn in 2004 to become one of the most scientifically significant probes to date. And by happy accident, Cassini also turned out to be a fantastic landscape (or spacescape?) photographer.
Now, filmmaker Stephen Van Vuuren has stitched together nearly a million of Cassini’s gorgeous images to create an animated IMAX film as spectacular as any big-budget summer blockbuster.
Take a look at the first official trailer of In Saturn’s Rings to see how great science can become great art.