The Best, Most Stunning, Jaw-Dropping Space Station Time-Lapses of All Time, Ever Rebecca J. Rosen Dec 5 2013, 11:35 AM ET
We live in an age of space-image abundance. Sure, NASA may not be able to continue running its existing missions, but, guys, we have more space photos and videos than we know what to do with.
Well, actually, we do know what to do with them: love them, unreservedly. In a fast-moving world, on a fast-moving Internet, space rises up above the snark, the cynicism, and the inanities. They are little oases of sincerity amid it all.
But how do you sell space in a headline?
This is a pretty tough question for your run-of-the-mill space story, but it is especially difficult for one genre in particular: time-lapses of the Earth from the International Space Station. There are so many of these little videos, and they are all so beautiful. How can you ever convey to the Internet audience, in just a few little words, why they should click on any given one?
With adjectives, of course. And not just any adjectives, but serious adjectives. For these little videos, the Internet brings out its big guns.
For starters, check out this quintessential time-lapse-from-ISS headline, from Mashable: