Twitter followers have had many reasons to stay tuned on the social network as NASA’s Scott Kelly Tweeted pics of Northern Lights show. The images have revealed the green and violet shades of the Aurora Borealis as they have never been seen before.
NASA’s astronaut Scott Kelly is currently carrying out a one year long mission on the International Space Station as part of one of the experiments of the administration. Quite a difficult and sometimes boring mission, you might be tempted to think, judging from the surface of our confined Earth, but you couldn’t be more wrong than that.
Scott Kelly has proved us this week that life in space is much more interesting and entertaining than anything we’ve expected it to be. The astronaut has crossed the Aurora Borealis at a speed of 17,000 mph and has captured breathtaking images.
The 10-second video shows how the green light gradually evolves into light and dark shades of violet. The succession of colors is suddenly broken by the appearance of a white light as the sun rises. These images have fueled the imagination of many Internet and Twitter users, who have compared it with many Sci-Fi scenes taken from their favorite movies.
One thing is for certain, the Northern Lights appeared clearer than ever in the videos and the images that Kelly recorded making many of his followers jealous for not being able to travel in space as he does. The cosmonaut is keeping a diary on his Twitter account letting fans know everything about his daily activities on the station.
He is not alone in the 342-day mission he has set out to make; he is accompanied by Russian astronaut Mikhail Kornienko, who is also a space veteran just like Kelly. The two arrived on the station in March 2015 and they have investigated the universe ever since. They will continue to keep NASA’s Earth headquarters updated with their day to day activities until their return in Spring 2016.
Space aficionados, who want to learn more about Scott Kelly’s mission in space, as well as to be the first to see amazing images, can follow the astronaut’s Twitter account.
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