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I could watch this 4K footage of the Earth forever

by Brandon Russell | April 24, 2016April 24, 2016 8:00 am PST

If there was one word I could use to describe this gorgeous new video from NASA, it would be the “mouth agape” emoji. That’s essentially another way of saying I’m speechless. What can you say after watching something so beautiful? I can watch this all day.

It’s just a damn shame the footage only comes in at a wimpy one minute. Not nearly enough time to gawk at the beauty of our planet, which looks absolutely stunning in 4K. This video perfectly demonstrates why 4K exists.

The footage was captured from the International Space Station (ISS) using a RED Epic Dragon, which was shuttled to the spacecraft last year. The camera actually arrived with a payload shuttled by SpaceX back in January 2015.

“The camera’s ability to record at a high resolution as well as up to 300 frames per second made it the ideal recording device to capture dynamic events like vehicle operations near the station, such as docking and undocking,” NASA explained. “The higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable new tool aboard the space station.”

Enough said. Check out the footage in the video above. Better yet, download it for yourself at this link right here.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.