Sunday, February 3, 2008

View Saturn in 3D from Cassini Probe

NASA is now offering Saturn tours in 3D straight from the Cassini spacecraft. Once downloaded it is really a pretty neat, almost game-like experience. With this 3D interactive viewer you can explore the probe yourself, seeing what Cassini sees, imaging Saturn and her moons, accurately calculating where the probe's location. Your can also fast forward through time and see what the probe will be doing next.

Here is the link if you want to try the viewer out for yourself.

The Cassini mission, which was launched in 1997, comprised of the NASA Cassini orbiter and ESA Huygens probe. After a long seven year journey, the pair arrived in Saturn orbit on July 1st, 2004 and on December 25th, 2004 the pair separated to send Huygens to Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Huygens then made an exciting decent through Titan's atmosphere and relayed vital information about the mysterious planet to the Cassini orbiter. The Cassini probe is still orbiting around Saturn and sending back images and information.

Image source: NASA/JPL

The Fool


Swubird said...

Nice post. I'll definitely download the program and give it a try. I'm not very good at this sort of thing - nothing I've ever downloaded worked - but wish me luck.

By the way, I changed my blogroll to reflect New Frontiers, instead of the other.

The Fool said...

This one isn't too difficult, if you just read the directions once it is downloaded. Ha, thanks for the change.

The Fool

Bob Johnson said...

Lol, I love it, as soon as it came out I was playing with it for hours, it is so cool the moves it goes through, just incredible.

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