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My God, it's full of star trails

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitOct 16, 2012 11:00 AM

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You know, I was all ready to go to bed, with a blog post all ready to go first thing in the morning... and then astrophotographer Christoph Malin sent me an email about a video he put together. It's called "The ISS Stacks" - instead of a normal time lapse where you take hundreds of still images and play them as individual frames of a video, he stacked them, so that each one adds to the last. It creates a dizzying, blurred version of reality that's seriously trippy. See for yourself, but make sure it's in HD and full screen first for maximum impact.

[embed width="610"]http://vimeo.com/51499009[/embed]

Whoa. Now I know what David Bowman

felt. Is there anything to be learned from this video? Probably not, to be honest. It's just way, way cool.


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