Amazing 4K Time Lapse Created Using 109GB of NASA Space Photos

Source: screenshot (Vimeo/NASA)

Source: screenshot (Vimeo/NASA)

The International Space Station is a joint venture run by NASA, the European Space Agency and the equivalent agencies from Russia, Japan and Canada.

I don’t know about the other agencies, but NASA and ESA do an excellent job releasing their outlandish footage to the public, and some of the public puts the footage to great use.

One of these people is Dmitry Pisanko, who collected 95,623 of the publicly accessible raw images, and after lots of editing and working his magic put together a 4K time lapse showing some of the best views seen from space.

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GoPro Camera Strapped to a Rocket Captures Magnificent Footage as it Falls Back to Earth

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SpaceX is a privately owned company that aims to revolutionize space technology with its advanced rockets and spacecrafts.

Hoping to carry its first human astronauts in 2017 and eventually colonize Mars someday, the company is obviously performing a bunch of rocket and spacecraft launches and – and many of these activities are documented and shared on SpaceX’s YouTube channel.

This time, however, instead of sharing more footage of a rocket launch recorded from the ground, the company strapped a GoPro camera to one of its two-stage Falcon 9 rockets and uploaded out-of-this-world (literally) footage of Earth as the rocket falls back down.

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Canon Rumored to Be Working on a Full Frame Astrophotography Camera

Nikon D810a. Will Canon respond with a 5D Mark IVa?

Nikon D810A. Will Canon respond with a 5D Mark IVa?

Not wanting to leave the astrophotography market to Nikon’s upcoming D810A, Canon is said to be working on its own dedicated full frame camera.

When the D810A was announced Nikon said it will start shipping in late May, so any day now, but its Canon competitor is expected to be released only in 2016.

Could we see a Canon 5D Mark IVa?

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The Dragonfly Telescope Uses Ten Canon 400mm f/2.8 Lenses to Detect Faint Galaxies

Credit: University of Toronto/Yale University

Credit: University of Toronto/Yale University

While telescopes do a great job gathering light and obtaining images of ridiculously distant objects, even the largest and most advanced units are assumed to be unable to detect certain faint structures due scattered light which may be hiding them.

An awkward looking, multi-lens array was built to solve the problem – the Dragonfly Telephoto Array. Using ten of Canon’s finest 400mm lenses, the Dragonfly’s design significantly reduces scattered light and internal reflections within the optics, allowing ultra-low surface brightness astronomy at visible wavelengths.

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This Photo of a Sunset Was Captured By a Robot. On Mars.

Mars_Sunset

The Mars Curiosity Rover snapped this photo of a Martian sunset several weeks ago, on SOL 956 to be exact, and beamed it back to Earth.

Never mind the Rover’s impressive photographic skills, I still find it mind blowing that such a high-res image travelled 225,300,000 km and made it with all the pixels in the right order.

The photo was taken using the left Mastcam, one of several camera systems found on Curiosity.

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Watch This Time Lapse Montage of the Sun’s Atmosphere Captured over Four Years

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft has been observing the sun since 2010 with the goal of understanding its influence on the Earth and near-Earth space.

Using time lapse footage captured by the SDO’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) between 2011 and 2015, Michael König edited this cool video.

This joins a previous video he created using time lapse sequences taken by the crew of the International Space Station which reached over 10 million views and was a 2012 Lyrical Vimeo Awards Finalist.

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ESA Captures Total Solar Eclipse from Space

Photo: European Space Agency

Photo: European Space Agency

The total solar eclipse I’ve been telling you about (here and here) ended just minutes ago.

For those who were unable to see it due to clouds, your location or lack of proper gear, no need to worry; I’m sure your Facebook feed will be full of peoples’ photos of the relatively rare occurrence.

Many of these photos are bound to seem virtually identical, but the European Space Agency has captured a series of photos that will no doubt stick out from the rest. That’s because the ESA’s footage was captured from space using its Proba-2 minisatellite.

Other than the photo above, the ESA also released a short time lapse of the event.

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NASA Captures Massive Solar Flare; May Amplify Northern Lights

Photo: NASA/SDO

Photo: NASA/SDO

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured photos and video of the first super-powerful solar flare of 2015.

The X-class solar flare was directed at Earth, and while the Earth’s atmosphere protects us from the harmful radiation, it caused a strong radio blackout. More importantly for us photographers, though, such massive radiation bursts may lead to spectacular displays of the Northern Lights.

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Hubble Telescope Captures Space Smiley

A smiling lens

Photo: NASA/ESA

There’s a saying that goes “Smile, and the world will smile back”. In this case it was the universe that smiled back, as the Hubble Space Telescope photographed deep space galaxies.

The smiley in the photo appeared thanks to a cosmic lens which was created due to warped spacetime (English explanation below).

Photographed at least three years ago, The Hubble team processed the photo after the smiley face was spotted during a public contest.

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300 Employees Take A Group Photo From Space

IAI

Celebrating Israel Space Week, which started on Sunday, employees of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) had a group photo taken from space.

The photo, which depicted the company’s initials, was captured by the EROS-B (Earth Remote Observation System-B) satellite from a height of 520km (325 miles).

The 300 or so employees had to be at a specific location at a very precise time for the photo-op to work. Luckily, determining these factors was a piece of cake, as they are somewhat familiar with the satellite – they built it.

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