Awesome space-pictures of planet Earth on the cheap!

This Yorkshire-based toolshed astronomer has taken some incredible images of Earth from space using a standard digital camera and a helium balloon!

Check 'em out, and bear in mind the whole cost was ~£500, apparently. Makes me think I might do the same one weekend!

Some MIT students did the same thing on a budget of only $150, but they didn’t get quite as high as this latest guy.

Nice vid.