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Incredible Video Shows ISS Spinning Above Earth

16/10/2014 10:08 BST | Updated 16/10/2014 10:59 BST

While we've all seen Earth from the perspective of the International Space Station it's not often that you find a view of the ISS from the perspective of Earth.

Well the European Space Agency has you covered with extraordinary clip taken by the ESA Optical Ground Station.

The video may only be short but it beautifully captures the ISS floating in space above us, gently spinning as it orbits around the Earth.

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It's sometimes hard to get perspective on just how far away those astronauts really are so when you see videos like this you see both the distance and the fragility of an object that is in reality, larger than an American football field.