SATURN / Experimental Film
This film was licensed by The Discovery Channel in 2017
Consider this a love letter to my favorite planet.
The Cassini-Huygens probe has given humanity the most amazing images of Saturn. I wanted to know what it would look like if those pictures came to life so I selected the best photos from the mission archives and animated them to music. The score is called "Saturn" and it was written by Gustav Holst in 1915. The Planets suite from which the song comes from has been an inspiration to composers for over a hundred years. The audio in the video is from Voyager's plasma wave antenna and is in the audible spectrum so you can actually hear what Saturn sounds like.
All images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission by NASA, ESA, JPL
From the Voyager 1 plasma wave antenna during it's flyby of Saturn in 1980.
Saturn's magnetopause (its electromagnetic envelope) has a magnetic tail which extends away from the sun. Saturn's magnetic field traps charged particles coming from the solar wind. Some of these interactions were recorded within the 20-20,000 hertz range, the range of human hearing, and are the ones you hear on this recording.
"Saturn" from "The Planets" suite by Gustav Holst