Yes, I procrastinate homework. It’s how I keep my sanity while chain-reading one meteorites paper after the other or working on physics. Sometimes my procrastination leads to finding something cool or I stare aimlessly at my Twitter or Facebook feed. Today I found a video on Vimeo that was put together by someone using pictures from the Cassini Mission over at JPL. I think that was passed around the blogosphere awhile ago, but it’s still cool and worthy to invoke some procrastination time.
These images of Enceladus were released just a few minutes ago by Carolyn Porco, the awesome principal investigator for the Cassini Mission. They haven’t been through photoshop or cleaned up in anyway, but they still look gorgeous in their unprocessed state. These pictures are made available through CICLOPS (Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations) which is the team responsible for gathering all the visual goodness that Cassini acquires. I highly recommend checking out their website as they have a ton of great information and pictures concerning the Saturnian system.