Trippy Time-Lapse Video Packs 12,500 Photos From The ISS Into Just Six Minutes

It doesn't get any more awesome than this.

A new time-lapse video from the European Space Agency (above) lets you look back at six months of photos from the International Space Station in just six minutes.

The time-lapse features 12,500 photos captured by ESA astronaut and social media celebrity Alexander Gerst. The images include shots of auroras, the Milky Way, lightning, cities at night, and more. Gerst shared many of the images on Twitter over the past year during his time aboard the ISS.

“Seen from a distance, our planet is just a blue dot, a fragile spaceship for humankind," Gerst said in a written statement. "We need to understand the Universe we live in to protect our home."

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