For almost 12 years the International Space Station has been circling the planet in low orbit as a team of scientists study the effects of weightlessness and long-term exposure to zero gravity. It’s easy to forget that somewhere in space, there is a testament to the ingenuity of science floating past the mesosphere.
“ISS Startrails- TRONized” is a genuinely beautiful reminder that the crew of the ISS is looking down at out our planet from hundreds of miles above. Compiling and “stacking” image sequences taken by NASA, filmmaker Christoph Malin has created a series of light-based star trails. In the video’s description, Malin compares the light trails to the visual effects found in the 1982 film “TRON.” Each image sequence creates spectacular light patterns exhibiting the light consumption and distribution on Earth.
I could try to describe this video all day, but it would be near impossible to paint an accurate picture of the majesty that ISS footage of Earth creates.
Check out the video below, and let us know how you liked it in the comments.