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Astronaut Films Video of the Earth Traveling at 17,239 MPH

For those of you who don’t want to or mentally can’t do the math, 17,239 MPH is about 4.7 miles per second. So it takes about two seconds for the Earth to circle around yo momma’s ass. NASA astronaut Don Petit captured this time lapse video from the International Space Station.

At one point you can actually see the northern lights extending into the far out reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere. I bet it’s moments like this that makes up for the decades of hard work and training.

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