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Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Art Poland (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Magnetosphere, Where -- Poland
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10071
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This animation starts at our Sun and quickly zooms out through the solar system to reveal the Heliosphere and the Heliopause where Voyager I passed through in November 2003. Note: Heliopause movie Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Eric Christian Ph.D. (NASA/HQ). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Voyager.
Topics: Galaxy, Heliosphere, Interstellar medium, Sun, Solar System, Heliopause, Voyager, What -- Sun, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10149
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Reigning on Earth's Climate - Only about 70% of the solar energy that reaches Earth is absorbed, while the other 30% is reflected back into space by atmosphere and aerosols, ocean/land and clouds. A closer view reveals a delicate balance between absorption and reflection as well as a release of energy by rocks, air and sea warming and emitting increasing amounts of thermal radiation (heat) in the form of long-wave infrared light. This radiation allows Earth to lose heat at the same rate it...
Topics: Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Particles, Energy Deposition, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10101
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During the summer melt season, melt water accumulates in undulations on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet. Eventually, these melt lakes drain through crevasses or moulins (tunnels under the ice sheet surface), delivering water to the bottom of the ice sheet. This melt water lubricates the interface between the ice and the bedrock, causing the ice to flow faster toward the sea during summer. As summer melt increases and more melt water is available, the greater its effect on summer ice...
Topics: HDTV, Where -- Greenland
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10153
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Note: This animation tracks with LRO as it passes above a large lunar crater. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: Crater, HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Lunar...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10275
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LARGE RAINDROP ANIMATION - For large and very large raindrops, the splash becomes energetic enough to create a wide range of bubble sizes trapped underwater, which produces a loud sound relatively low in frequency. The following animation is first simulated as a real-time large raindrop, and then slowed down to demonstrate the distinct sound of impact and the subsequent ring of the lower frequency sound made by the bubble. Note: This is the standard definition version of the Large Raindrop...
Topics: Earth Science, Gonnelli, Precipitation, Rain, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10054
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The Earth's layers of atmosphere differ in chemical composition and temperature. They combine to create a protective sheild that maintains our delicate energy balance essential for life on Earth. Most weather occures in the nearest layer, the troposphere (0-7 miles). The stratosphere is the level where jet airliners fly and the ozone layer resides (7-30 miles). Beyond that is the coldest part of the atmosphere, the mesosphere where only large helium balloons fly (30-50 miles). Finally, the...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Earth Science, Atmosphere, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10015
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The aerosonde will make continuous observation of the temperature, moisture, and wind structure of the near-surface hurricane environment providing real-time detailed observations to NOAA forecasters. Aerosonde and its sophisticated instruments will try to detect signals of rapid intensity changes in the hurricane. Enhancing this predictive capability would not only save our economy billions of dollars, but more importantly, it would save countless lives. Note: This animation illustrates the...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Gonnelli, HDTV, Hurricane, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Atmosphere,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10055
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Three Contributing Factors for Rainfall Inhibition - Dust is only one of three types of aerosols which can inhibit rainfall. Previous studies have shown that aerosols from biomass burning (i.e. burning of plant material such as forests, grasslands, and agricultural waste) and aerosols from man-made pollution also contribute to disturbing the rainfall process. This animation highlights the power of these three factors vs. the normal conditions of the rainfall process. In this virtual world, a...
Topics: Aerosols, Byrne, Dust, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Pollution, Rainfall, Soot, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10027
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This animation shows how gamma rays possibly form in Active Galactic Nuclei. Note: AGN animation Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Producer: Deanna Kekesi (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC), Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Fermi/LAT.
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Space science, Black Hole, Active Galaxy, Universe, GLAST, Space, Fermi, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10200
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Comet Encke data from STEREO Note: Comet Encke Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Angelos Vourlidas (NRL).
Topics: HDTV, What -- STEREO
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10177
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MEDIUM RAINDROP ANIMATION - Interestingly, the splash of a medium sized raindrop does not trap bubbles underwater and is consequently quiet, much quieter than small raindrops. The only acoustic signal from these drops is a weak impact sound as it hits the ocean surface. The following animation is first simulated as a real-time raindrop and then slowed to demonstrate how it does not make a bubble under the water. Note: This is the standard definition version of the Medium Raindrop animation...
Topics: Earth Science, Gonnelli, Precipitation, Rain, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10053
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A close-up view of the SORCE satellite in orbit. Note: A close-up view of the SORCE satellite in orbit. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Solar Radiation, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Radiation, Solar Irradiance, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10080
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A sucessor to TRMM, GPM will monitor global precipitation in various forms using a fleet of spacecraft, networked ground stations and integrated data processing centers. Note: GPM crossing the globe as it passes out of darkness Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Michael Starobin (HTSI).
Topics: GPM, Global Warming, HDTV, Precipitation, Water, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10293
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Stills from the animation series, suitable for framing. Note: Cloudsat Print #1 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Clouds, Cloudsat, What -- CloudSat
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10315
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POES spacecraft shown in 3 beauty shots. Additionally shown with cloud, fire, snow and temperature data sets in a registered form. Note: Poes in the sunlight Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topic: Ocean, Water, NOAA
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10296
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STEREO A gets a final boost in velocity with a gravity-assist by the Earth. Note: Stereo: Earth Flyby Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Scientist: Therese Kucera (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: Space science, Sun, What -- STEREO A, What -- Earth, What -- STEREO, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10063
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The X-ray spectrographic imager observed a serendipitous gamma-ray burst. Note: RHESSI observes a gamma-ray burst Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Space science, What -- Imager, What -- RHESSI
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10036
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Note: This is a conceptual animation showing how polar ice reflects light from the sun. As this ice begins to melt, less sunlight gets reflected into space. It is instead absorbed into the oceans and land, raising the overall temperature, and fueling further melting. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI), Cindy Starr (GST).
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Ice Sheets, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10160
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Animation shows the viewing path of an angular eclipse in June of 2002 Note: The shadow of the Moon projects on the Earth as a dark penumbra and an even darker umbra. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Solar Eclipse, What -- Moon, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10075
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HST spacecraft imaging the lunar surface Note: HST Looks at the Moon Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: HDTV, Moon, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Moon
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10294
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GRO spacecraft burns up in Earth's atmosphere Note: Gro burns up Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topic: Gamma Ray, Gamma Ray Observatory
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10305
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TRMM provides a closer look at hurricanes using a unique combination of passive and active microwave instruments designed to peer inside cloud systems and measure rainfall. TRMM allows scientists to study the combustion process in the hurricane engine and relate this process to intensification or weakening. Cloud Growth - The release of latent heat warms the surrounding air, making it lighter, which promotes more vigorous cloud development. It is suspected that rapid bursts of cloud growth,...
Topics: Clouds, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Hurricane, What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM),...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10051
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Winds Of Death - It is the strong east to west winds that sustain La Nina. The winds cause cool waters to rise to the surface from the ocean depths. When the winds diminish, the supply of cool water is cut off and the ocean begins to warm. Note: This is the standard definition version of the La Nina Retreat animation MPEG. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI). Scientist: David Adamec (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Earth Science, Gonnelli, La Nina, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10048
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A close-up view of a STEREO satellite. Note: STEREO as seen fom Earth's orbit Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Scientist: Therese Kucera (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: HDTV, Space science, Sun, What -- STEREO A, What -- STEREO, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10062
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A closeup view highlighting LRO's instrumentation - pulling away to reveal the spacecraft's track over the moon Note: This animation is a close-up view highlighting spacecraft instrumentation - pulling away to reveal LRO's track over the moon. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: Beauty Shot, HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10272
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Experts now estimate that Tamarisk (saltcedar) has infested more than 3.3 million acres in the western United States. Tamarisk is one of our most harmful invasive species because the plant's long roots tap into underground aquifers. Its groundwater-absorbing qualities may be adding to the severity of the drought in the western U.S. NASA and the USGS are working together to develop a National Invasive Species Forecasting System (ISFS) for the management and control of invasive species. The ISFS...
Topics: Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Invasive Species, What -- Earth, Where -- United...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10097
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Gas Purification Process - Most of the landfill gas purification process involves removing water. This animation shows four major steps to purifying the landfill gas for Goddard. First, placed throughout the landfill purification plant, filters sift out tiny trash particles and water. Second, a compressor squeezes out more water. Third, pipes cool gas drooling out even more water. Finally, the gas is reheated and transported to Goddard. Warm gas reduces moisture. Note: This animation shows four...
Topics: Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds, Methane, Earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10087
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The IMAGE and Cluster spacecraft were ideally positioned in their orbits to view the reconnection event which led to the proton aurora formation. Note: Movie showing IMAGE and Cluster in position for the event. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Cluster.
Topic: Aurora, Magnetic Reconnection, Space science
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10038
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Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10095
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Experts now estimate that Tamarisk (saltcedar) has infested more than 3.3 million acres in the western United States. Tamarisk is one of our most harmful invasive species because the plant's long roots tap into underground aquifers. Its groundwater-absorbing qualities may be adding to the severity of the drought in the western U.S. NASA and the USGS are working together to develop a National Invasive Species Forecasting System (ISFS) for the management and control of invasive species. The ISFS...
Topics: Earth Science, Biosphere, Ecological Dynamics, Invasive Species, What -- Earth, Where -- United...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10098
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A 720 degree spin of the LRO spacecraft including both a version with the scientific instruments labeled and without labels. Note: A 720 degree spin of LRO with labels on the 6 major instruments and Mini-RF technology demonstration. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: HDTV, Instrument, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10279
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Note: This animated sequence takes a view from inside a large crater as LRO passes overhead. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: Crater, HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10277
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LEX is one of the candidates for inclusion in the LRO mission - LEX will sample the lunar soil as well as search for signs of water. Note: A step by step walkthrough of the Boomerang mission from launch to return of the sample capsule Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Scientist: James Garvin (NASA/HQ).
Topics: Boom, HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO),...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10312
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WMAP is mapping the sky for radio based emissions Note: WMAP heading away from Earth Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: WMAP, What -- WMAP, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10308
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This animation shows a magnetic reconnection event with proton aurora data from the IMAGE spacecraft. Note: Proton aurora animation Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Cluster, IMAGE.
Topic: Aurora, Magnetic Reconnection
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10106
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Understanding the variability of the density of ocean water is critical to understanding changes in the ocean's circulation, particularly those parts of the circulation that pertain to climate. In the tropics, the sun warms the surface water and causes that water to expand. Because the surface water is now less dense than the cooler water below, the warmest waters remain near the surface. Near the poles, the energy input by the sun is not as strong, and the surface waters are not warmed to the...
Topics: Climate, Earth Science, Oceans, Salinity/Density, Earth Science, Oceans, Ocean Circulation,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10092
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The Water Cycle - Water falling from summer storm clouds onto a field of wheat today will someday fall again somewhere else. This is the essence of the water cycle. The first step in the cycle is evaporation. Heated by sunlight, liquid water turns to vapor and enters the atmosphere. Another source of atmospheric water vapor is the respiratory process of plants. Vapor leaves plants through tiny pores called stomata. This process is called transpiration. As moist air ascends into the atmosphere...
Topics: Byrne, Condensation, Earth Science, Evaporation, Gonnelli, Precipitation, Rain, Transpiration,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10016
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This animation shows El Nino's and La Nina's mulitiple personalites. The sequence begins with normal jet streams, normal sea surface temperatures, and normal wind patterns. The first change illustrates what occurs when a very strong El Nino strikes surface waters in the Central equatorial Pacific Ocean. Warm water anomalies (red) develop in the Central Pacific Ocean while normal westerly winds weaken and allow easterly winds to push the warm water up against the South American Coast. The second...
Topics: Earth Science, El Nino, Gonnelli, What -- Earth, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10046
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This animation shows the orbits of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, a Solar-Terrestrial Probe mission comprising of four identically instrumented spacecraft that will study the Earth's magnetosphere. Note: Animation of MMS mission orbital path. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Charles Petruzzo (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission.
Topic: Magnetic Reconnection
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10105
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NGTDRS - on orbit Note: NGTDRS in orbit Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topic: TDRS, Next Generation TDRS
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10309
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Like fans doing the wave at a stadium, large cell-like features called supergranules are moving in a vertical motion, giving the illusion of the solar surface rotating faster than the Sun. Note: The sun surface in motion. Large cell-like features on the Sun called supergranules are seen as white stripes. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SOHO.
Topics: Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity, Solar Imagery, Solar Granulation, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10079
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Abnormal sea surface temperatures (SST) in the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean played a strong role in the 1930s dust bowl drought. Scientists used SST data acquired from old ship records to create starting conditions for the computer models. They let the model run on its own, driven only by the observed monthly global sea surface temperatures. The model was able to reconstruct the Dust Bowl drought quite closely, providing strong evidence that the Great Plains dry spell originated with abnormal...
Topics: Byrne, Drought, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Sea Surface Temperature, What -- SST, What -- Earth, Where...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10032
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Electrons travel along the Earth's magnetic field lines, occasionally making it to the Earth's atmosphere. This animation is part of a larger animation. Note: Electrons travel along the magnetic field lines to the Earth's atmosphere. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Nicola Fox (Johns Hopkins University/APL), Art Poland (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Magnetosphere, Where -- Poland
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10078
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GLAST will be launched into a circular orbit around the Earth at an altitude of about 560 km (350 miles). At that altitude, the observatory will circle Earth every 90 minutes. In sky-survey mode, GLAST will be able to view the entire sky in just two orbits, or about 3 hours. Because gamma rays in the GLAST's energy band are unable to penetrate the Earth's atmostphere, it is essential that GLAST perform its observations from space. Note: This beauty shot begins with the earth in full view and...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10163
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Still from the animation series - 300dpi .tiff file - Suitable for framing. Note: Lisa - 3 satellites in orbit Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topic: LISA
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10314
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Note: Chipsat passes along the equator Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topic: CHIPSat
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10302
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Note: This animation follows LRO as it moves along its orbit high above the lunar surface. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Lunar...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10281
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This animation shows how Comet Encke interacts with the Solar Magnetic field and how it's tail is stripped away by a CME. Note: Comet Encke and Solar magnetic Fields Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Angelos Vourlidas (NRL).
Topics: CME, Comet, HDTV, Magnetic Fields, Sun, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10175
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To some extent, geodesy is the study of the shape of the Earth. But it is also the study of how to find precise locations on the planet. As it relates to the study of sea level, geodesy becomes vital. The Earth is not a perfect shape and is constantly changing. Only through a very carefully constructed system of analysis can scientists achieve the necessary accuracy about the planet's shape (the so-called 'geoid') to make measurements of sea level from space. In this animation we look at how a...
Topics: Earth Science, Solid Earth, Geodetics/Gravity, Earth Science, Oceans, Sea Surface Topography, Sea...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10088
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A close-up animation of the Venus transit. Note: A close-up view of the Venus transit. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Space science, Sun, Transit, Venus, What -- Venus, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10043
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Note: This is the opening title sequence for LRO videos. Animator: Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Satellite, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Lunar...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10278
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Three prints of Aura - nicely framed Note: Print 1 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Aura, What -- Aura
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10317
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What would happen in 4 billion years when our sun begins heading toward supernova? Scientists theorize that our sun would grow in size and for a time become a red giant. These animations show the resulting effects on the planets of our solar system. Note: This animation shows the changing habitable zone as the sun expands to become a Red Giant. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Sun, Supernovae, Planets, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10297
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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This animation shows Voyager II on it's journey to the Heliopause. Note: Voyager II animation Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Eric Christian Ph.D. (NASA/HQ). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Voyager.
Topics: HDTV, Heliosphere, Heliopause, Voyager, What -- Voyager
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10179
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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The following animation helps to explain the dynamics of subglacial water exchange and what it looks like from space. Starting from an artist's concept of the Antarctic surface we move down to a cross section of the ice sheet with lakes hidden deep beneath. As pressure is exerted on one lake, the water in it is forced to an adjacent lake. This water movement results in elevation changes at the surface over both lakes, detectable by NASA satellites. The camera then moves to a 'top-down' view of...
Topics: Cryology, HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10108
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Goes-M is the latest in the fleet of satellites that bring us weather information on a daily basis Note: Goes in geostationary orbit over the Earth Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Weather, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10292
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Animation compares the effects of La Nina and El Nino on the formation of Atlantic Hurricanes. El Nino tends to suppress the formation of hurricanes by steering the subtropical jet stream into the hurricanes' path and shearing off the tops of the storms before they develop into full intensity. During La Nina, the jet stream moves north, and hurricanes tend to more easily evolve without interference. Note: This is the standard definition version of the El Nino Hurricane Connection animation...
Topics: Earth Science, El Nino, Gonnelli, La Nina, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10047
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Reigning on Earth's Climate - Only about 70% of the solar energy that reaches Earth is absorbed, while the other 30% is reflected back into space by atmosphere and aerosols, ocean/land and clouds. A closer view reveals a delicate balance between absorption and reflection as well as a release of energy by rocks, air and sea warming and emitting increasing amounts of thermal radiation (heat) in the form of long-wave infrared light. This radiation allows Earth to lose heat at the same rate it...
Topics: Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Particles, Energy Deposition, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10099
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Cloudsat traverses the Earth Note: Cloudsat traversing Earth Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Cloudsat, What -- CloudSat, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10290
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Scientists are eager to use CALIPSO data to study the nature of the atmosphere. Using lidar and a pair of infrared and visible imaging systems, CALIPSO promises to deliver new insights into how clouds and aerosols work to affect the atmosphere. Note: This animation illustrates how CALIPSO captures data to study the nature of the atmosphere. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI), Chris Meaney (HTSI). Writer: Sarah DeWitt (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Atmospheric science, Climate, Weather, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Clouds, Cloud Liquid Water/Ice,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10090
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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CloudSat flies a first-of-its-kind radar system that is much more sensitive than any current weather radar. CloudSat will provide new information about the vertical structure of clouds, including the quantities of liquid water and ice they contain, and how clouds affect the distribution of the sun's energy in the atmosphere. These measurements will help with research into atmospheric circulation models and weather patterns. The data will also help scientists develop better tools for making...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Climate, Weather, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Clouds, Cloud Liquid Water/Ice,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10089
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Trash to Gas Process - Landfill gas provides all of the center's heating needs 95 percent of the time, with natural gas serving as the back up. Methane is a natural product of trash. In this animation, wells draw methane out of the landfill and feed it to an on site purification plant. Before Goddard started using the gas, all of it was burned off in a flare. Now, the gas is intercepted from the flare and directed to a purification plant where the gas is cleaned and sent to Goddard. Note: This...
Topics: Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds, Methane, Earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10086
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Like clouds in other parts of the atmosphere, one element required for polar mesospheric clouds to form is tiny dust particles on which water vapor can accumulate and grow into ice crystals. Nearer to Earth's surface, clouds form from 'cloud condensation nuclei' that can be sea salt spray, desert dust, or other materials lofted from the surface. In the mesosphere it is thought that cosmic dust particles falling into the Earth's atmosphere might serve this same purpose, and the Cosmic Dust...
Topics: Atmosphere, Atmospheric science, Clouds, Dust, Earth, Earth Science, HDTV, Noctilucent, Earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10154
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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A shuttle payload instrument, Spartan deploys from the bay and is returned to Earth with the shuttle. Note: Spartan 201 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Spartan, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10311
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Radio waves generated by terrrestrial lighting get propagated by electrons along the Earth's magnetic field lines and sweep high-energy electrons away from their path. This opens a 'Safe Zone' in the radiation belts. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: James Green (NASA/GSFC).
Topic: Lightning, Space science, Radiation Belts
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10067
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This illustration shows how cooler than normal tropical Pacific Ocean temperatures (blues) and warmer than normal tropical Atlantic Ocean temperatures (red and orange) contributed to a weakened low level jet stream and changed its course. The jet stream normally flows westward over the Gulf of Mexico and then turns northward pulling up moisture and dumping rain onto the Great Plains. During the 1930s, this low level jet stream weakened, carrying less moisture, and shifted further south. The...
Topics: Byrne, Drought, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Precipitation, Sea Surface Temperature, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10033
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Solar wind protons can breach the Earth's magnetic field through a magnetic reconnection event. Sometimes when this happens we see a (proton) aurora when the solar protons make it to the Earth's atmosphere. Note: Movie of solar protons breaching the magnetic shield through the reconnection event. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topic: Aurora, Magnetic Reconnection, Space science
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10039
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Coronal mass ejections (CME) can propagate from the Sun to the boundary with interstellar space. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Coronal Mass Ejection, HDTV, Heliosphere, Space science, Sun, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10037
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Conceptual Image Lab
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THEMIS (Time History of Events and Microscale Interactions durind Substorms) answers fundamental outstanding questions regarding the magnetospheric substorm instability, a dominant mechanism of transport and explosive release of solar wind energy within Geospace. THEMIS will elucidate which magnetotail process is responsible for substorm onset at the region where substorm auroras map (~10Re): (i) a local disruption of the plasma sheet current or (ii) that current's interaction with the rapid...
Topics: Aurora, HDTV, Magnetic Reconnection, Solar Wind, THEMIS, What -- THEMIS, Where -- California
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10103
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This is an animation showing the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's (LRO) journey from the Earth to the Moon. Note: LRO from the Earth to the Moon Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: Earth, HDTV, Moon, LRO, What -- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), What -- Earth, What -- Moon
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10265
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Note: Comet Encke being hit by CME Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Angelos Vourlidas (NRL). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: CME, Comet, HDTV, What -- STEREO
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10161
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Stills from the animation series, these 300dpi .tiff files are suitable for framing. Note: Print4 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Stefanie Misztal (UMBC).
Topics: GLAST, What -- Gamma-Ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10313
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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RHSSI studies the basic physics of particle acceleration and explosive energy release in solar flares Note: RHESSI over Earth Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Solar Flare, What -- RHESSI, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10306
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by Chris Meaney NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Aquarius spacecraft in orbit around the Earth Note: Aquarius Beauty Shot 1 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Scientist: David Adamec (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Water, Aquarius, What -- Aquarius, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10284