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Alexander Gerst’s Earth Timelapses, Six Months in Space…

While the holiday season is filled with compilation videos of the year gone by, even Facebook is getting in the action with their Year in Review feature, this year there is also an abundance of time-lapse videos. One of the most stunning time-lapse videos to hit the wobbly web this week captures one astronaut’s incredible view from the International Space Station.

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst patiently collected 12,500 Ultra HD images, constantly snapping away over his six month stay he managed to perfectly capture the view looking down on our amazing planet from the edge of space. The results of this creative endeavour are the simply stunning video ‘Alexander Gerst’s Earth Timelapses’.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest 4K time-lapse to be shot from up on high, a video that could be considered food for the soul. The images are stunning and the backing track rocks so pop this one into full screen and crank up the volume for this brief journey to space.

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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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Flex-2 Micro-Gravity Fire, NASA Experiments with Combustion in Space…

NASA continues to play with fire in space as a part of their Flex (Flame Extinguishment) experiments. The latest Flex-2 combustion experiment has produced some incredible findings, and amazing videos.

Installed on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2009 the experiments hope to improve our knowledge of how different liquids burn in zero gravity environments. Eventually leading to more efficient and cleaner burning rocket engines.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video evidence that NASA loves to play with fire, a video capturing the amazing effects of setting things alight in space. Sit back, relax and please don’t try this at home where gravity is plentiful.

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NASA: Today Live Streaming from the ISS, Tomorrow Live Streaming from Mars…

NASA has generated thousands of hours of amazing footage during its adventures in space. Now it’s going live with HD Earth View streaming over the internet from the International Space Station.

NASA has big plans for their live streaming technology too. With the push to send a manned mission to Mars by 2035 NASA may soon be streaming live from Mars and beyond.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest view from on high, peering back at our Blue Planet. Sit back, relax and get ready to brief journey into space.

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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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