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Video: Space Station Reaches Warp Speed?

The International Space Station appears to go to warp speed — a la Star Trek, Star Wars and almost every other space flick — in this new video created by Christoph Malin, who “stacked” image sequences that the ISS crew at International Space Station have been taking lately. These are the images that have been used to create the great timelapse videos, that provide a sense of what it is like to fly over the Earth on the space station. But this one is different, and as Malin says, “Stacks make interesting patterns visible, for example lightning corridors within clouds. One can also sometimes recognize satellite tracks and meteors – patterns that are not amongst the main star trails.”

Also visible is the Moon disappearing into the atmosphere and views from the ISS Cupola — gorgeous!

The ISS “Stacks” from Christoph Malin on Vimeo.

Via the Bad Astronomer


Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • DarkGnat October 16, 2012, 6:34 PM

    Ludicrous Speed is better.

  • Bill Schlosser October 16, 2012, 7:16 PM

    Looks like the end scene in 2001: Space Odyssey

  • bugzzz October 16, 2012, 8:42 PM

    Trippy & beautiful, especially at 1:49. Reminds me of the end of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Don’t forget to be amazed by beauty.

  • Christoph Malin October 17, 2012, 3:37 AM

    thanks Nancy for the nice post!