Ever since the image of Earth that Carl Sagen described as a “Tiny mote of dust” crossed my eyes, I have been moved by images of space. Technology keps making these images better and better and with that I have had some downright transcendental moments looking at the Cosmos.
Some of the astronauts on the I.S.S. have been creating some particularly psychedelic images using what is called “Stack Photography”, which is basically stop motion animation.
Videographer Christopher Malin explains:
Video achived by “stacking” image sequences provided by NASA from the crew at International Space Station. Stacks make interesting patterns visible, for example lightning corridors within clouds. One can also sometimes recognize satellite tracks and meteors — patterns that are not amongst the main star trails.