Varied views from the International Space Station |
04 June 2012
It boggles the mind to consider how different the wonders of the universe look when viewed from outside our usual perspective. We are used to seeing everything with our heads tilted back, looking up, and through the distinct filter of the Earth's atmosphere. From aboard the International Space Station, however, the point of view is uniquely altered. The crew can be eye-level or even above amazing sights!
While the images and videos astronauts capture from station are impressive for their beauty, there is real science behind the data astronauts collect and share through photography.
Their imaging efforts can also be part of the Crew Earth Observations, or CEO, investigation on the station. This study provides researchers with station-level views of the planet to improve knowledge of surface changes over time, along with dynamic events such as storms, floods, fires and volcanic eruptions.
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