Taking a moment from your work to stretch your mind can be a great way to manage stress, and these NASA videos of our Sun, Moon, and Earth are perfect ways to do it.
Buried in our screens, buried under a curtain of artificial light, humans can lose connection with an intangible part of our heritage: looking at a sky full of planets and stars.
Imagining that a nighttime image from a cosmic observatory is the kind of thing that all of our ancestors saw every time they looked at the night sky is a wild thought.
However, we now have methods of seeing space that our ancestors did not have, and it is thanks to things like Hubble or NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, but also to the world’s astronauts and astro-engineers who have been bringing 4K ultra-HD video cameras to the world. The International Space Station with them.
In NASA Video Gallery, one can take a vacation from Earth for a few minutes, as well as a broader perspective on one’s place in the world and one’s planet’s place in the galaxy, all through the advent of truly ultra-HD video quality. amazing.
You will learn a lot as the subtitles of the videos are well written and without using too much jargon, they do not skimp on details.
As a species, looking at the sun is not recommended. The ultraviolet light emitted by the Sun can quickly damage our eyesight, but the cameras on board NASA’s solar observatory ensemble have no problem spending the entire year staring at it.
Videos in NASA’s video gallery show our star in 10 different light spectra, allowing us to see the colors of the Sun that our eyes cannot perceive.
They include videos of Mercury, as small as a marble, passing in front of the Sun, of solar flares and coronal mass ejections, and even a one-hour video showing a solid decade of solar activity measured at one day per second, all in 4K. -UHD.
Views of the Earth
For those who like to have a satellite view of our home planet, the video gallery is full of continent transfers, as well as different atmospheric effects.
Jack Fischer, Jeff Williams, and other astronauts aboard the ISS sometimes shoot video for us, the unfortunate ones trapped below, and include dizzying and varied views of the blue marble, including a slow flyby of Europe, including helpful city designations, and the flash of the moon on the surface of the ocean.
Other observations include several spacewalks and a five-minute montage of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis taken at different points in orbit that are incredibly beautiful.
Views of the Moon
Like our closest cosmic neighbor, there are huge bodies of imaging data of the Moon, including a spectacular 4K recording of its permanently shaded far side, where the viewer can see exactly what the Apollo 13 astronauts saw all those years ago.
Another slow and sweeping journey in 4K through the pockmarked surface is set in Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy, performed by the National Symphony Orchestra on NASA’s 60th anniversary, which together is enough to make you cry.
The images are courtesy of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that is currently circling the Earth.
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