Beautiful New Time-Lapse Video of Earth From Space

By Alexis C. Madrigal

Everyone loves a good snapshot from space, so astronauts at the International Space Station regularly serve them up for NASA-lovers on Earth. Now one space traveler is working on something even better.

This weekend, astronaut Ron Garan tweeted that he was working on a time-lapse photography project and then released a "preview" of the results. That video is embedded above. Maybe it's not as worldchanging as the original Whole Earth photo, but it's dynamic and gorgeous.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/08/beautiful-new-time-lapse-video-of-earth-from-space/243940/