View the stars from orbit in this hypnotic time-lapse video

The best place to watch the stars isn't on Earth, but just outside, where the atmosphere doesn't get in the way of the view. Photographer Alex Rivest spliced together images taken from the International Space Station, enhancing the natural brilliance of the lights and giving us a peek at how astronauts see the stars.


[via Bad Astronomy via It's Okay to Be Smart]



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