Space. Space. Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace. Space.
Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011.
They are the best at space.
Space Sphere is awesome! It is my favorite sphere.
"Okay, now want to see my vacation video?"
I just want to put this on repeat and watch it forever.
About halfway through (admittedly due to the repetativeness of it and I guess the linking context) I was thinking that current graphics technology could probably procedurally generate planet flyovers like this as an xscreensaver hack.
Heck, I've stared intently at my little ramshackle orbiter in Kerbal Space Program making a couple of laps of Kearth. Admittedly a screensaver wouldn't patch over the graphical simplicity with the involvement of getting it up there.
I keep thinking about this. I fully agree. I went to see if anyone had this yet, but all I can find are some decent static renders, and the horrible looking XEarth.