Cool LOW Flyby Video of Saturn Moon Lapetus

IapetusSpine

Flying Down Lapetus Spine

Animated GIF made from 14 frames shot by the Cassini spacecraft as it passed over Saturn’s moon Lapetus. Jason H. of Setisociety.org had to significantly modify/crop them to diminish large vertical movements, and several were in different color filters, but he used them to have more frames available for the animation. Overall very impressive LOW flyby of the moon from Cassini.

Image credit NASA Cassini Team/JPL/California Institute of Technology. Animated GIF created by Jason H. of Setisociety.org

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Recipient of many prestigious NASA Awards including the Exceptional Public Service Medal and the Robert H. Goddard award. Experience includes working for NASA, as a contractor, in satellite design, construction and operations. Expert in the satellite operations concepts and ground systems including command, control, and science data processing.