The Earth from 240 Miles Up
November 16, 2011
Check out this incredible time-lapse video composed of photographs taken from the space station, 240 miles above earth:
City lights, lightning storms, aurora borealis, stars spinning, cloud formations… it looks utterly fake, like an animation, but it’s real! Our planet is alive, a self-regulating system, just like our bodies. We are each a cell in the living organism of the planet, just like a cell is a tiny living fraction of our living body. The human microbiome – the human body – has somewhere between 10-100 trillion cells. Scientists don’t know for sure how many. But the number of cells in your body outnumbers the stars in our galaxy.