One of the most breathtaking things I’ve seen in quite some time is this collection of shots taken by the Cassini Solstice Mission, compiled by Chris Abbas to create an effect similar to stop-motion animation. We see CG depictions of these heavenly bodies in nature documentaries and sci-fi movies all the time, but it’s truly breathtaking to see the actual rings of Saturn, as caught by Cassini. It’s a pretty humbling look at the Solar System, and an example of the awesome art that can be created from public domain materials and open data.

via NPR’s 13.7: Cosmos and Culture blog

Paul M. Davis


Paul M. Davis

Paul M. Davis tells stories online and off, exploring the spaces where data, art, and civics intersect. I currently work with a number of organizations including Pivotal and

Things I share: Knowledge, technology, reusable resources, goodwill.