For your Friday viewing pleasure, this video is the handiwork of filmmaker Chris Abbas of Digital Kitchen in Seattle, featuring images of Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, set to a track by the Nine Inch Nails. Abbas explains his process in a message to The Atlantic

The nature of the raw imagery is interesting; interspersed between the erratic, often chaotic frame sequences are long, majestic moments of graceful ring revolutions or slowly turning moons. This juxtaposition of erratic and graceful movements was something I wanted to play with and it was the criteria for my shot selection. It’s always an extremely difficult process when all your source imagery is beautiful to begin with. Thanks, Cassini. Thanks.

More background on’s Cosmic Log.


  • Stephanos Anton Ballmerfeld

    Love this video!

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