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Earth Images from ISS by Alexander Gerst in 4K…

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst spends much of his time advancing humanities knowledge of life in space, but from time to time he also gets busy with his camera. The fruits of this labour of love can be seen in his stunning Earth Images video, capturing his incredible view of Earth from aboard the International Space Station.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the view from on high. A technological masterpiece that speeds up time by a factor of 25 and in the process produces stunning light trails and mesmerising effects. Sit back, relax and be sure to turn the lights down low for full effect.

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International Space Station Infected by Malware, Cyber Weapons and Porn Pop Ups…

Speaking at a Nation Press Club event in Canberra Australia, Russian security expert Eugene Kaspersky caused a stir when he informed reporters that the International Space Station (ISS) has been infected by malware.

Even though the ISS has no internet connection in a traditional sense the flow of human traffic provides the perfect vector for electronic viruses, especially the USB sticks and laptops that they bring. Apparently this is not an uncommon situation aboard ISS. In the early days a number of PC’s were running Windows XP and this was an issue, switching many of these machines to Linux has reduced the impact.

“The space guys from time-to-time are coming with USBs, which are infected. I’m not kidding. I was talking to Russian space guys and they said, ‘yeah, from time-to-time there are viruses on the space station,'” Kaspersky told reporters.

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NASA ISS Timelapse, Looking Down from the Heavens…

The International Space Station, humanities only space based outpost is captivating at 27,000 km/h, especially the view outside. Knate Myers is the latest videographer to give the ISS photographs the timelapse treatment. producing a remarkable view looking down from heaven.

Produced in the timeless timelapse tradition, with each frame of video beginning life as a high resolution photograph, manually fine-tuned the images are then fed into video editing software, in this case Sony’s Vegas. The source photographs are all publicly available from NASA and have been steadily released over the last 18 months. There is no CGI here at all, these are all photo’s taken from ISS.

Knate Myers video ‘View from the ISS at Night’ is the latest timelapse to make use of the ISS photo’s, by no means the only one. NASA has their own in-house photographer that has produced video’s in the past. Knate has however set the standard for this new genre of space timelapse. With excellent detail and smooth animation backed by an atmospheric sound-track provided by John Murphy, Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor), this is one of the most impressive ISS timelapse videos to date.

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NASA’s Amazing New Time-lapse Video: Lightning And The Milkyway…

NASA has once again combined two of our favorite subjects here at Highpants, combined to create a stunning video of galactic proportions. Space and time-lapse are of course the two subjects of interest.

NASA has once again created an amazingly eye catching time-lapse video, this time showing the Milky Way rising over the horizon while thunderstorms and sprites are viewed exploding to life over Africa. The Earth passing by below.

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