earth viewing experiment

This Website Shows You Live Earth Footage From The Space

earth viewing experiment

Short Bytes: Imagine, if you get the chance to watch the earth from the outer space. Well, you can do so now directly on your web browser. NASA’s Hight Definition Earth Viewing Project is meant to stream the live earth footage from the International Space Station.

We all had that childhood dream to become an astronaut. We could only imagine the feeling Neil Armstrong had when the Apollo crossed the earth’s atmosphere for the first time, gazing at the blue planet from the dark space. What a magnificent and breathtaking view that would have been.

Now, with the advancements in the technology, you can experience the same feeling. Immerse yourself into the scenic view of the mother earth. Experience what it looks like from the space in real time, sitting on your couch.

The US space agency NASA has done a commendable of providing the live-footage of the earth through cameras placed on the International Space Station (ISS). Their project titled as High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) uses four high-definition cameras to capture the earth from outer space. The feed is then streamed through Ustream, an IBM managed video hosting platform.

NASA’s Ustream channel also displays prerecorded feeds which differ by a matter of few hours from the real time. The project was launched back in 2014 and is doing pretty well.

Check out the ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment.

Did you watch the live earth footage? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

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