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Alexander Gerst’s Earth timelapses taken from the ISS are absolutely breathtaking

Sometimes with all this talk of conflict and turmoil, we forget what a beautiful place we live in. To illustrate exactly how beautiful, astronaut Alexander Gerst has compiled the 12,500 photos he took while aboard the International Space Station (ISS) into a series of Earth timelapses, and the results are… well, take a look for yourself (oh, and make sure to take a look in 4K resolution):

Capturing multiple aurora events, and passing over tumultuous weather and cities during the night, the Earth looks just as beautiful as the space and galaxies it sits amongst. It’s breathtaking to watch, and it’s all thanks to Gerst’s camera work while on the ISS, setting up his cameras to take photos at regular intervals to create these timelapses. Thankfully though, Gerst is now safely back on solid ground, where it’s arguably the most beautiful.

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Source: Alexander Gerst via engadget

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