NASA astronaut films breathtaking view of the night sky from the ISS

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May 26, 2015

We’re all obviously familiar with the beauty of a starry night sky, but the concept takes on a whole new meaning when you’re about 200 miles closer to the cosmos.

NASA astronaut Commander Terry Virts has been on the International Space Station for approximately seven months, and decided to give us all a peek at what we’re missing from the surface. It’s stunning. Virts filmed a shot of the night sky from aboard the ISS, as the station barrels along at approximately 17,000 mph. It’s a dizzying, but unbelievably gorgeous.

Check out the video below, via Virts' Twitter account:

 

No words to add to this night view. pic.twitter.com/mZUSv9RvVP

— Terry W. Virts (@AstroTerry) May 24, 2015

 

As The Verge notes, Virts also has other pics and videos taken during his tenure on the station in his feed, so he’s well worth a follow if you dig on the space pr0n.

(Via The Verge)