Alexander Gerst's images of Earth presented as a time-lapse help give us pause and appreciation as we head into the new year. May it be a year of solutions. Access for all, and more "Technology For The Sake Of Humanity."

 

Alexander Gerst is an astronaut from the European Space Agency - this time-lapse represents a combination of 12,500 images taken by Gerst during his six-month stint on the International Space Station. 

Images courtesy of the European Space Agency. The image in the feature header above is the ultimate in selfies.