[quote]A teenager in Croatia has stitched together NASA images to make what has been described as one of the "most spectacular" time-lapse videos of Earth from space.
Tomislav Safundzic, who describes himself as an 18-year-old who enjoys photography and video editing, created the two-minute clip "This is Our Planet" with photos and video from the Image Science and Analysis Laboratory at the NASA-Johnson Space Center.
The video offers a fast-paced fly-by of our home planet, aurorae, stars, and even parts of the International Space Station.
The teen's creation was posted by Ron Garan - an astronaut who spent much of last year at the ISS - on his Google+ page earlier this week.
The video is quickly going viral on the internet and has been described as "mind-blowing" by the Huffington Post.
The ISS orbits Earth an average of 16 times a day and averages an altitude of about 400km.[/quote]
Should have posted in "Videos And Flash Movies and That Kind Of Crap"
Earth looks amazing at night.
This is not news, many videos like this exist, even some official NASA ones.
Very beautiful videos though.
It's great and all, but it feels like it's missing something.
Or maybe it's just me being used to hearing Carl Sagan/Neil deGrasse Tyson/Stephen Hawking saying something inspiring in videos like these.
Personally, I think it should be more along the lines of "NASA takes "mind blowing" time lapses and teen edits together with overused soundtrack"
[QUOTE=Scotchair;36661277]Personally, I think it should be more along the lines of "NASA takes "mind blowing" time lapses and teen edits together with overused soundtrack"[/QUOTE]
lightning from space is truly beautiful
Of course, my ethnicity country's teens would do something seemingly cool, and then it turns out to be sensationalism.
Barely even a teen, he's 18 goddamn.
Title (not thinking about on Facepunch, I'm mostly being critical of the original source) makes it sound like a kid did it or something.
And somewhere on a tiny speck is me.
I blame the Serbians.
I blame the Bosnians.
Hell I blame all the rest of former Yugoslavia!
You fucked up my automerge :suicide:
I like how around 0:52 you can see another object in orbit really far away
This video is IMO much more mind-blowing
It's short, has a very fitting soundtrack, and leaves you in amazement.
That was really scary....
Reminded me the tim and eric mind blown gif.
That video made me wish that our planet orbited a bigger planet. :saddowns:
NASA makes "mind-blowing" space videos
Still pretty cool how he made a time-lapse. The night lights are crazy
[QUOTE=Jarate Lover;36662805]That video made me wish that our planet orbited a bigger planet. :saddowns:[/QUOTE]
duh, orbiting a giant explosionball of death is much cooler
When the earth turns dark, are those lightning strikes sometimes flashing on it's surface?
If you pause at 1:40 you can see some of the oil rig lights in the Gulf of Mexico. In another video you can hardly tell it's an ocean because the lights from the coast keep going out to sea due to the many oil rigs off shore.
[QUOTE=Hawke7;36663194]When the earth turns dark, are those lightning strikes sometimes flashing on it's surface?[/QUOTE]
Yep, and other planets have lightning storms that do that as well
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