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How Do they Take Those Amazing Earth Time Lapses From the ISS?

Have you ever wondered why there are so many amazing videos of Earth from orbit nowadays? The answer is simple: the amazing low-light performance of current DSLR cameras, like the Nikon D3 used by Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum.

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Watch him explain how he does it to one of our favorite NASA astronauts, Hubble hero Mike Massimino.

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