Posted by: maboulette | January 21, 2012


By Samantha Murphy | Mashable

NASA has released a stunning video taken from the International Space Station that shows the Milky Way and li

This clip was filmed by crew members of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. While passing over central Africa — near southeast Niger to the South Indian Ocean, which is southeast of Madagascar – the video picked up breathtaking shots of the Earth below, including the Milky Way creeping over the horizon.

The Milky Way is seen as a hazy glow of white light in the beginning of the video, while various slightning storms are shown over parts of Africa as the space station flies by. In addition, the Lovejoy Comet also makes an appearance near the Milky Way.

As the space station passes over southern African to the ocean, the blindingly bright light at the end is the sun rising over the water.

Who wouldn’t want to take a ride through space after seeing this?

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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