Gigglebit: The world below as seen from the ISS

28 Oct 2014

Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson takes in the planet on which we were all born from the ISS. Image via NASA

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

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With Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Interstellar, drawing ever closer to its release date, this journalist has been rather pre-occupied with space related content the past few weeks and nothing has impressed me more than this amazing footage recorded from the International Space Station as it circles the globe at around 7.7km per second.

the station has caught the attention of many of us down here on Earth, particularly for its recent spacewalks giving the astronauts the chance to step out in the deep, black abyss.

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic