Not long ago, I added a new feature to this website called "Astro Pic of the Day." This addition is visible right now in the left-most column of the home page and brings you the daily photo displayed on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day page.
Thanks to some creative coding and the services of InfinitelyRemote.com I have been able to harvest NASA's daily image and present it here. I encourage you to click on those daily images to see them in their High-Rez splendor and read their descriptions for a very interesting look into the universe in which we live. In the words of the NASA source page:
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Today's offering was a very interesting video feed that shows a real-time view of the Earth from the ISS (International Space Station.) Not wishing to lose such an awesome "Window on the World," I have chosen to share it here:
ISS High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment
Live streaming video by Ustream
View the "Where is the International Space Station" Map
***QUICK NOTES ABOUT HDEV VIDEO***
Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the Earth.
Gray Image = Switching between cameras, or communications with the ISS is not available.
No Audio = Normal. There is no audio on purpose. Add your own soundtrack.
For a display of the real time ISS location plus the HDEV imagery, visit here: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/HDEV/
The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the earth which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. Video from these cameras is transmitted back to earth and also streamed live on this channel. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence though the different cameras. Between camera switches, a gray and then black color slate will briefly appear. Since the ISS is in darkness during part of each orbit, the images will be dark at those times. During periods of loss of signal with the ground or when HDEV is not operating, a gray color slate or previously recorded video may be seen.
Analysis of this experiment will be conducted to assess the effects of the space environment on the equipment and video quality which may help decisions about cameras for future missions. High school students helped with the design of some of the HDEV components through the High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program. Student teams will also help operate the experiment. To learn more about the HDEV experiment, visit here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/917.html
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Where is the International Space Station
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