Check out this awesome time-lapse moving through space that is sure to impress you. You’ll have to go to gizmodo to watch it, but come back and let me know what your brains look like since they’ll be spread around the floor around you after watching.
About the video:
The video, compiled by Michael König, combines “photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011.” König says the video is the result of some post-production tweaking—it’s been “refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.”—but there’s no software gimmick that can match up to being slapped in the face with the Aurora Borealis in HD. I wanted to file this under “looks so good it can’t possibly be real,” but this is the real deal—all the goods come straight from NASA. The only remaining question is, why does earth look so impossibly spectacular from up there, and so mediocre from where I’m sitting?