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Saturn Stars In 'Outer Space,' Short Film Made From Cassini and Voyager Images (VIDEO)

04/24/2012 03:10 pm ET | Updated Jun 24, 2012

It's almost hard to believe that "Outer Space," the two-minute film from Netherlands-based editor and director Sander van den Berg, was created using actual still images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.

The final product is a choreographed collection of images that is set to The Cinematic Orchestra's "That Home."

According to io9's Robert T. Gonzalez, "Ring gaps, moonlets, geysers, big red spots and littler red spots abound" in the film.

The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 twin spacecraft launched in 1977 and have explored Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune as they made their way to the outer edges of the solar system, according to the Associated Press.

NASA announced in December that Voyager 1 was 11 billion miles from the sun and had entered what's called the "stagnation zone."

NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which is equipped with 12 instruments, launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004. The spacecraft's mission has been extended twice, and is currently scheduled to run through 2017.

On Tuesday, NASA announced that scientists analyzing data from Cassini had found half-mile sized objects colliding with one of Saturn's main rings, leaving behind "glittering trails" between 20 and 110 miles long .

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GALLERY: PHOTOS OF SATURN AND ITS MOONS FROM THE CASSINI SPACECRAFT
(All images and captions courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute, unless otherwise noted.)

Cassini Pictures Of Saturn And Its Moons
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