Video of aurora from orbit
March 19, 2012 5:03 PM   Subscribe

Auroras Underfoot is a short documentary about auroras by NASA, which uses high-definition images taken by International Space Station science officer Don Pettit of aurora from orbit. Pettit writes about the difficulties of taking photographs from orbit and other subjects on his blog.
posted by Kattullus (5 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
His blog is great, well worth reading.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:37 PM on March 19, 2012

beautiful. that shot of the asterioid going by underneath the space station is...disorienting.
posted by stargell at 6:02 PM on March 19, 2012

I love and hate reading about this stuff - I love it because I want to go into space at some point. So cool to see the photographs and learn more about living on ISS.

It makes me sad that it doesn't look like there's any good way for me, personally, to get into space. Hopefully *something* will come of the space tourism industry…
posted by caphector at 6:18 PM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

I read that as "Aureoles underfoot" and was afraid to click.

I blame Scrabble
posted by Decimask at 7:11 PM on March 19, 2012

So that secret Arizona soundstage finally has a CGI department. They should tone it down a bit, the colors are way over the top.
posted by idiopath at 11:57 AM on March 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

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