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Cassini's life passes before its eyes in NY art exhibition

Cassini's life passes before its eyes in NY art exhibition
From Engadget - September 25, 2017

Created by artist Gabriel Pulecio and produced by WOW and Covalent Artists, the exhibition features a series of abstract images meant to evoke Cassini's narrative. All of that is enhanced by Pulecio's trippy signature "infinity mirrors" and a music-scape by composer Jeff Dodson that includes the sounds violent lightning storms on Saturn recorded by Cassini.

Recalling Cassini's life, it's easy to understand why we see it almost as person rather than a device. It departed Earth in a dramatic night launch aboard a Titan IVB/Centaur rocket on October 15th, 1997, and circled the Sun twice to pickup speed, visiting Venus and Earth again on the way. It received a final gravitational boost from Jupiter before arriving at Saturn on July 1st, 2004.

Over the next five years, Cassini dropped the probe Huygens on the surface of Titan, discovered an atmosphere and ice plumes on the moon Enceladus, made close passes to Titan numerous times and captured the best images, by far, of Saturn and its rings. After its mission "ended" in 2009, Cassini got funding for its third act, the "Solstice" mission, and completed an additional 155 orbits.

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