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See the Earth from space like you never imagined

See the Earth from space like you never imagined
Photo courtesy of NASA

I don't know about you, but I never get tired of enjoying space photos and videos. Whether they're images of the farthest reaches of the universe or our beautiful Earth, they always take my breath away.

That's why I was excited last year when the International Space Station got the High Definition Earth-Viewing System and started live-streaming HD video of the Earth and the surrounding space. That was cool, but this year space video took another huge leap forward. The ISS just activated a camera module made by URtheCast that records Ultra High-Definition, or 4K, video. Learn why 4K video is such a big deal for the future of entertainment.

The camera is usually pointed at our Earth, although it also recorded some great footage of a recent Space X capsule delivering supplies. It captures 6 squares miles every 60 seconds, and it can resolve details down to about a yard, which means at full zoom you can see cars moving on the ground.

Unfortunately, we can't watch this amazing video stream live, yet. That's because the data that carries 4K video is way too big to transmit live from space. However, NASA is collecting it, editing it and posting it on the ReelNASA YouTube channel. Want to see this incredibly stunning video from space?

Next page: See the first Ultra High definition space video
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