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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Science Videos in the News: Volcanoes in Hawaii / Cassini Movie for IMAX

A lil' Geology for you today:
Mount Kilauea in Hawaii has been erupting for 28 years straight.  Recently it's been getting especially grumpy and unruly.

Footage of the lava awesomeness today On New Scientist
"Time-lapse Tuesday: Hawaiian volcano light show"

Video Credit: New Scientist / USGS

Cassini, our spacecraft orbiting Saturn, was launched in '97, fell into Saturn's orbit in '04, and has been taking ridiculously amazing photographs of Saturn, its moons, and rings ever since.  
A movie is being made by Stephen Van Vuuren, for IMAX, called Outside In. It's essentially a high definition montage of the photographs taken by Cassini in sequential order, providing a visual journey through the eyes of our orbiter.
Here's a sample:  

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.
Video Credit: Stephen Van Vuuren/NASA

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