European Space Agency (ESA) has released a whopping 12,500 spectacular images of the celestial bodies, including our Earth, asteroids, Milky Way and lot more, in the format of one of the most significant time-lapse videos turned into a six-minute loop.
All the 12,500 standing out photographs have been taken from the International Space Station (ISS) and clicked by just one individual.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is the man behind these awesome as well as rare photographs. To make them more interesting and impressive, Gerst has turned them into a six-minute-long time-lapse video.
Gerst had clicked these spectacular shots during his stay at the International Space Station from May to November 2014. At the ISS, he clicked thousands of photographs of the Earth’s surface with the help of ultra-high definition cameras.
Upon his return to the Earth, Gerst clubbed all the 12,500 photos and created a stunning timelapse video, featuring Earth and other interesting celestial objects as they are viewed from the space station.
In a written statement, Gerst said, “Seen from a distance, our planet is just a blue dot, a fragile spaceship for humankind. We need to understand the Universe we live in to protect our home.”
Along with the pictures of Earth’s surface, he has also clicked some of the interesting shots of the ISS in action, like the active solar panels, robotic arm of ISS manipulating a SpaceX Dragon capsule and lots more. There are also some of the stunning photos of the Milky Way galaxy from the ISS.
Here is the full timelapse video: