1. Post #1
    Dennab
    April 2012
    470 Posts
    A teenager in Croatia has stitched together NASA images to make what has been described as one of the "most spectacular" time-lapse videos of Earth from space.

    Tomislav Safundzic, who describes himself as an 18-year-old who enjoys photography and video editing, created the two-minute clip "This is Our Planet" with photos and video from the Image Science and Analysis Laboratory at the NASA-Johnson Space Center.

    The video offers a fast-paced fly-by of our home planet, aurorae, stars, and even parts of the International Space Station.

    The teen's creation was posted by Ron Garan - an astronaut who spent much of last year at the ISS - on his Google+ page earlier this week.

    The video is quickly going viral on the internet and has been described as "mind-blowing" by the Huffington Post.

    The ISS orbits Earth an average of 16 times a day and averages an altitude of about 400km.
    Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technolog...se-space-video
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  2. Post #2
    Pass along
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  3. Post #3
    I'm halving my usage of math each week.. but, apparently I'll never be able to quit.
    Bradyns's Avatar
    October 2009
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    Should have posted in "Videos And Flash Movies and That Kind Of Crap"

    http://www.facepunch.com/forumdisplay.php?f=64
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  4. Post #4
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    April 2010
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    Earth looks amazing at night.
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  5. Post #5
    We're made of star-stuff
    LarparNar's Avatar
    February 2009
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    This is not news, many videos like this exist, even some official NASA ones.

    Very beautiful videos though.
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  6. Post #6
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    July 2006
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    It's great and all, but it feels like it's missing something.

    Or maybe it's just me being used to hearing Carl Sagan/Neil deGrasse Tyson/Stephen Hawking saying something inspiring in videos like these.
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  7. Post #7
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    May 2007
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    Personally, I think it should be more along the lines of "NASA takes "mind blowing" time lapses and teen edits together with overused soundtrack"
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  8. Post #8
    The Cold Wind Of France
    Dennab
    November 2008
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    Personally, I think it should be more along the lines of "NASA takes "mind blowing" time lapses and teen edits together with overused soundtrack"
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    May 2007
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    Touché

  10. Post #10
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
    November 2007
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    lightning from space is truly beautiful
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    July 2011
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    Of course, my ethnicity country's teens would do something seemingly cool, and then it turns out to be sensationalism.

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    We're made of star-stuff
    LarparNar's Avatar
    February 2009
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    Barely even a teen, he's 18 goddamn.

    Title (not thinking about on Facepunch, I'm mostly being critical of the original source) makes it sound like a kid did it or something.
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    August 2010
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    And somewhere on a tiny speck is me.

  14. Post #14
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    July 2011
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    I blame the Serbians.

    I blame the Bosnians.

    Hell I blame all the rest of former Yugoslavia!

    -Edit-

    You fucked up my automerge

  15. Post #15
    ffFf
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    I like how around 0:52 you can see another object in orbit really far away
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  16. Post #16
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    July 2006
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    This video is IMO much more mind-blowing


    It's short, has a very fitting soundtrack, and leaves you in amazement.
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    May 2007
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    That was really scary....
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  18. Post #18
    beep
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    January 2006
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    Reminded me the tim and eric mind blown gif.

  19. Post #19
    Dennab
    April 2012
    470 Posts
    That video made me wish that our planet orbited a bigger planet. :saddowns:

  20. Post #20
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    April 2006
    4,109 Posts
    NASA makes "mind-blowing" space videos

    Still pretty cool how he made a time-lapse. The night lights are crazy

  21. Post #21
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    August 2005
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    That video made me wish that our planet orbited a bigger planet. :saddowns:
    duh, orbiting a giant explosionball of death is much cooler

  22. Post #22
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    August 2011
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    When the earth turns dark, are those lightning strikes sometimes flashing on it's surface?
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  23. Post #23
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    March 2007
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    If you pause at 1:40 you can see some of the oil rig lights in the Gulf of Mexico. In another video you can hardly tell it's an ocean because the lights from the coast keep going out to sea due to the many oil rigs off shore.

  24. Post #24
    CakeMaster7's Avatar
    October 2010
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    When the earth turns dark, are those lightning strikes sometimes flashing on it's surface?
    Yep, and other planets have lightning storms that do that as well