Image of the Day: Spiraling space top

It's not that hard to create amazing photographs by cranking open your camera's shutter and finding something bright, colorful, and moving to point it at for a little while. It's also not that hard to do this if you're an astronaut, but because everything is more amazing in space, you'll get a picture that's exponentially more trippy. The image above was taken aboard the International Space Station using a piece of hardware called a "Spiral Top," which is a little toy with an array of LEDs on it designed specifically for long-exposure light painting. It could also have been aliens, but at least in this case, we're reasonably confident that it's not, and you can see proof of that by clicking through for more pics at the site below.

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Takuro Osaka, via Geekosystem

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