Watch an Incredible Video of Star Trails in Motion

Slate's Culture Blog
Oct. 17 2012 9:10 AM

Star Trails in Motion

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Back in June, Slate shared a handful of “star trail” photos by Don Pettit of NASA. The pictures, as Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo explained, are “taken 240 miles up in space by combining multiple 30-second exposure photos, and then stacking them together with imaging software.” The results are amazing.

When photographer and International Space Station enthusiast Christoph Malin saw some of those same images, he had another idea: Those would make an incredible time-lapse video. He was right. Watch this one in full-screen mode if you can.

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David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

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