NASA published this 3 Minute 8K video on 11/2/18.  Most of us don’t have an 8K monitor or even a 4K for that matter.  The MP4 video weights in at 3127 MB but click the download button and you’ll find a variety of size options to fit most monitors.   Most of the video shows astronauts going about their daily tasks inside the International Space Station with some fantastic shots of micro gravity experiments and various pieces of complex equipment.   Of course there are shots of the exterior of the space station and several Earth views.

If pixel count is any predictor of picture quality: 8K is a higher resolution standard than 4K, quadrupling the total number of pixels just like 4K did with 1080p. 8K is 7,680 by 4,320 resolution, or approximately 8,000 horizontal pixels. 4K, by contrast, is around 4,000 horizontal pixels at 3,840 by 2,160, and 1080p is around 2,000 horizontal pixels at 1,920 by 1,080.

This is a good chance to see what the future looks like.

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