Earthlapse

The entire universe in blog form
July 10 2012 6:30 AM

Earthlapse

You might think I'm trying to clear out all the time lapse videos I have jostling for attention in my blog post queue, but hold up! I have one that isn't your everyday video. Not by a long shot. A long, long shot.

This one, using photographs by astronauts on the International Space Station, is different. It features different frame rates, different angles, different music, and even a different soundtrack: inspirational speeches play over the equally inspirational photographs, giving this video a feel that's, well, different than others.

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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The aspect ratio is very wide, and I had to shrink it to make it fit the blog, so I suggest watching it full screen. As usual, if you want to understand some of the things you're seeing, check out the links in Related Posts below.

I live every single day of my life inspired by space. It's a true joy to know that so many other people feel the same way.



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