Life where there was no life…

The short story: over the past two decades, humanity’s space probes to Mars, Saturn, comets and other planets, as well as our space-based telescopes like Hubble have collected millions of images. Like those boxes of family photos sitting in flea markets across the world, many of those images have never been seen. There are several artists out there, however, that are mining these treasure troves to make films out of them. Chris Abbas is one. He downloaded thousands of images taken by the Cassini spacecraft in the Saturn system and set it all to an evocative soundtrack by Nine Inch Nails. It has the look of one of the first motion pictures, which is fitting because, advanced as we are, our eyes on the universe are as new now as our movie cameras were then:

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