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You Can See The World Cup From Space

Bicycle kicks are so much easier in zero gravity.

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The World Cup kicked off in Brazil, seen here from the International Space Station (ISS).

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You can see three World Cup 2014 stadium cities: Arena de São Paulo, Estadio Mineirao (Belo Horizonte), and Estadio Do Maracana (Rio de Janeiro).

And here are the host cities as seen from a satellite.

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The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) senses light in a range of wavelengths, and unlike a single-exposure camera, it scans a scene repeatedly to form the image.

U.S. and German astronauts will be cheering on their teams from aboard the ISS, 230 miles above Earth.

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Especially in a few weeks when their homelands compete head to head.

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