NASA has captured this stunning (Ultra HD) 4K footage of the earth from the International Space Station.
NASA monitors Earth’s vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns.
The International Space Station hosts a variety of payloads and experiments supporting climate research, weather predictions, hurricane monitoring, pollution tracking, disaster response and more.
By using a 4K camera scientists can observe earth in even greater detail than ever before.
The Epic Dragon camera by RED, a digital cinema company, is capable of shooting at resolutions ranging from conventional HDTV up to 6K, specifically 6144 x 3160 pixels.
By comparison, the average HD consumer television displays up to 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution.