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NASA Live-Streaming Amazing HD Video of Earth From ISS

by Brandon Russell | May 7, 2014

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Bored of your cubicle view? Tired of seeing the same landscape day after day? Check out the same view seen by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. NASA has set up a pretty spectacular live-streaming HD feed that you can check out right this minute. The feed is hypnotizing; seeing the ISS quietly pass over the Earth is the best view you’ll see all day. Can you spot your house?

Since being set up a few days back, more than 6 million people have already experienced the serenity of low-Earth orbit. The images cut back and forth between different cameras, showing just how incredibly impressive Earth looks miles above the surface. The expanse of space makes the view lonely; Earth is just sitting precariously in an infinite vastness that’s beyond comprehension. It’s beautiful. You can see the curvature of the Earth, too, and a neon blue glow hovering just above the horizon.

Aside from giving you and I the chance to see what Earth looks like from space in real-time, NASA is also using this as an experiment to see how the camera equipment and feed holds up. If all goes according to plan, NASA might one day equip future spacecraft with live-streaming cameras, giving us an unprecedented look at what’s near Earth and beyond. Maybe we’ll even one day get a live-streaming look at the surface of Mars, one that you can tap into any time of day.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...