If my brain had the capacity to break down complex problems related to science, especially physics and space-time, you wouldn’t find me writing articles on the subject matter but rather researching those problems and working on solutions. But alas, my brain isn’t as robust as some of the geniuses aboard the International Space Station (ISS), NASA or any other of the agencies that research such things, and it makes me very happy when said people are kind enough to share their experiences with us across the world wide web. Check out these six minutes of spectacular ISS time-lapse footage and just soak it all in!
The above footage was filmed by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst while aboard the ISS conducting research. Gerst brought along some cameras and snapped 12,500 images which he then turned into that most wonderful time-lapse you just viewed.
Gerst said his time aboard the ISS caused him to realize just how small the planet is in the universe, and how fragile of a vessel it is for mankind, and that “we need to understand the universe we live in to protect our home,” he said in a statement.
If only we all could have the experience Gerst had aboard the ISS. It’s some amazing footage and a big thanks to Alexander and the ISS for bringing that back for us to enjoy! What do you think of the time-lapse? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.