European Space Agency (ESA) has posted an incredible time-lapse video created from 12,500 spectacular photographs of the celestial bodies like the Earth, Milky Way, asteroids and some of the interesting shots of the astronauts working at the International Space Station (ISS).
Adding to the enthusiasm of the sky gazers, all the outstanding 12,500 images have been clicked by the same individual from the International Space Station.
Alexander Gerst, an ESA astronaut, has caught the awesome and rare images of the space and celestial objects while he was on the space expedition at the ISS.
He had spent six months aboard the space station between May and November this year.
“Seen from a distance, our planet is just a blue dot, a fragile spaceship for humankind. We need to understand the Universe we live in to protect our home,” Gerst said in a written statement.
During his stay at the ISS, Gerst clicked thousands of photographs of the Earth’s surface, Milky Way, meteors etc, as well as few interesting shots of the active ISS, using ultra-high definition cameras.
The pictures featuring ISS in action includes the robotic arm of ISS manipulating a SpaceX Dragon capsule, the active solar panels and lots more. Gerst also caught a rare view of the Milky Way galaxy from the ISS in his photos.
The ESA astronaut has developed all the photos into a six-minute-long time-lapse video.
Here is the full six-minute-long time lapse video: