MOSCOW, December 27 (Sputnik) – Alexander Gerst, an astronaut with the European Space Agency (ESA), released a stunning timelapse video of the Earth as seen from the International Space Station (ISS).
Gerst, a geophysicist and a volcanologist, spent six months on the ISS on the ESA’s Blue Dot mission, launched in May 2014. Gerst was tasked with conducting experiments in physics, biology and human physiology. He also researched radiation and carried out technology demonstrations, according to the ESA. He performed one spacewalk during his mission.
Gerst has published several of the photos from his extensive Blue Dot archive on his official Twitter account.
We saw these rust colored brine pools often at the lowest parts of salt lakes (Great Salt Lake, Utah) pic.twitter.com/E5jVW0699C— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) 23 ноября 2014