Around the World In 60 Seconds

This amazing video was posted over at the Lights in the Dark blog, a really great resource for space and astronomy stuff.

This gorgeous video was made by science teacher James Drake using images downloaded from The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. This is a great online resource with basically all of the images taken from orbit, categorized into a searchable database by region and date. He used a free program called VirtualDub to create the final edit. … More

Via Around the World in 60 Seconds. The post also contains a link to
James Drake’s blog, where you’ll find many more fantastic examples like this.

I want ice water.

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23 thoughts on “Around the World In 60 Seconds

    • In the post where I found it, J. Major jokes about it being no wonder why those who get to see such a view don’t want to come back to Earth – even after being in orbit for many months! But there’s even more mind-blowing stuff like this on James Drake’s blog… πŸ˜€

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  1. Remarkable video I looked at the More link too! Way cool to see such resources to our virtual world. Sorry to hear of your PC woes, I am also having a slow slow PC woe. Frustrating!

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    • A slow PC could mean that it’s being bogged down with too much stuff in memory and/or too much to process on start up. Have you tried running a good malware scanner and a good cleaner? There are plenty of good free ones available…

      That video is just fascinating to me. I think it reveals so clearly how an orbit is maintained only with sufficient velocity. πŸ˜€

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      • I have tried both but perhaps they were not that good. I do think I may have too much stuff in memory. I must look into this more. Thank you πŸ˜€
        Have a great Wednesday and I did explain the Plunge the Hole game incase you don’t get a notification. Hope we get that sorted out. πŸ˜‰

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    • I’m way ahead of you my friend. I’m already doing what you’ve suggested, and more. The problem I’m having is most definitely hardware, not software related. Thanks anyway…

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