Thursday, December 5, 2013

Joy to the World

From NASA's Earth Observatory (where every day is Earth Day) comes images in a new video from film student David Peterson, posted Dec.3, 2013. His goal with this new video is to bring more attention to the station itself, including the humans aboard it, particularly astronaut Don Pettit, who appears in the video's final shot and took many of the sequences used in the video.

Two years ago Peterson posted a time-lapse video montage to his YouTube page that was based on imagery of aurora and night lights captured by NASA astronauts. That video (All Alone in the Night) had racked up more than 6 million views by December 2013.

Isn't it just a damn shame that with all of our tremendous intelligence, ingenuity and perceptiveness, that we're destroying this incredible, beautiful planet with our dirty oil-clogged machines, pollution and radioactive waste? By about 2030  (credit - GCI).