WATCH: NASA captures stunning 4K footage of the earth from the ISS

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.

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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.