Watch this time-lapse of a solar-powered plane making its flight around the world

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The Solar Impulse aircraft became the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world. (AccuWeather)

Watch as this time-lapse video shows the first solar-powered flight around the world.

The Solar Impulse aircraft traveled over 500 days and 25,000 miles, despite a few setbacks along the way. "It reached Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, where the journey started in March 9, 2015," according to AccuWeather.

The flight was a "tremendous technological achievement," AccuWeather said, and shows the true power and possibilities of solar energy in the future.

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