This spectacular video was released on Tuesday (September 9th, 2014) by the European Space Agency (ESA). In it, we see the Earth as it slowly drifts beneath the International Space Station (ISS). It is guaranteed to make you see our planet like you've never seen it before (and all in ultra-high-definition!). In case you didn't know, that is the highest definition that is available to consumers.

The video was taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst as he orbited Earth aboard the International Space Station. And as you can tell, the footage was sped up quite a bit. Ultimately, it is playing these sequences at 25 frames per second, meaning that the film runs 25 times faster than it looks for the astronauts in space.



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