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Here’s the latest stunning new footage of Earth from space in 4K courtesy of NASA

by on July 29, 2015
 

Stephan Jukic – July 29, 2015

As we’ve already covered, NASA has been experimenting heavily with shooting some of the coolest 4K videos in the world (or out of it more correctly) through the almost magically realistic effects produced by shooting video in 4K.

Well now, we present you with even more of these spectacular films from the U.S space agency damn are they worth looking at, particularly if you have a 4K TV or PC monitor hooked to your internet but even if you’re just viewing this from ordinary Full HD, or whatever resolution for that matter.

NASA has recorded a stunning collection of video that presents a look at life as it flies by at a distance of more than 250 miles from the Earth’s surface through 4K video shot showing the International Space Station and its surroundings in more than 4 times the detail of Full HD 1080p.

Some of the new footage gives you a look at astronauts conducting “experiments” with seemingly ordinary stuff and the weird ways in which it behaves under the effects of zero gravity. These video include things like effervescent antacid tablets, the movement of water in space and other seemingly mundane things as seen through an otherworldly lens and the strange effects caused by life in orbit. Other videos simply demonstrate the daily living on board a space station or the breathtaking beauty of the Earth and space itself.

Furthermore, there are some truly spectacular shots of the Moon rolling by, vast tropical storms as they rage across the World’s oceans and….. astronauts enjoying the pleasure of tacos in space.

The video we’re sharing with you here has mostly been recorded with the 4K power of a RED Epic Dragon camera, delivered to the ISS in January of 2015 and the footage was thus actually shot in 6K resolution at 6,144 x 3,160 pixels. Thus, whether you have a 4K screen or one of the few 5K displays on the market today, you’ll notice an exquisite leap in quality over more conventional 4K video.

According to Rodney Grubs, manager at the NASA Imagery Experts Program, “This is a huge leap in camera technology for spaceflight. These cameras have large sensors capable of very high resolution imaging at high frame rates. It is like having a high speed 35 mm motion picture film camera, but it is compact, can use lenses we already have up there, and it is digital. No film to return to Earth”.

Now, enough text, pause to enjoy these spectacular and very unique videos.

 

 

Story by 4k.com

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