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GLAST will carry two instruments: the Large Area Telescope (LAT) and the GLAST Burst Monitor (GBM). The LAT is GLAST's primary instrument and consists of four components: the Tracker, the Calorimeter, the Anticoincidence Detector (ACD), and the Data Acquisition System (DAQ). These instrument components working together will detect gamma rays by using Einstein's famous equation (E=mc(squared) in a technique known as pair production. The GLAST Burst Monitor is a complementary instrument and...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10164
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A burst of fast material from the Sun generates magnetic reconnection events in the Earth's magnetic field. This eventually sends high-speed electrons and protons into the Earth's upper atmosphere to form aurora. Note: View the impact of a coronal mass ejection against the Earth's magnetic field. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: 3D Unstructured-mesh Magnetosphere Simulation.
Topics: Aurora, Coronal Mass Ejection, Electron, Geomagnetic Field, Magnetic Fields, Magnetosphere, Space...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10059
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Violent events on the Sun can trigger waves much the same as earthquakes can trigger tsunamis on the Earth. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Solar Flare, Space science, Sun, What -- Sun, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10041
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The ACE spacecraft withstanding a solar wind shockwave Note: Ace Spacecraft Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: ACE, What -- ACE
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10301
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Still images from the animation series in print resolution, suitable for framing. Note: print2 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Producer: Stefanie Misztal (UMBC).
Topics: Atmospheric science, Clouds, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Clouds, AIM, Noctilucent Clouds, Wallpaper,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10320
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The Solar Occultation For Ice Experiment (SOFIE) instrument uses solar occultation to measure cloud particles, temperature and atmospheric gases involved in forming the noctilucent clouds studied by the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) spacecraft. The instrument will reveal the recipe of chemicals that prompt formation of polar mesospheric clouds. It will provide the most accurate and comprehensive look to date of ice particles and chemicals within the clouds as well as of the...
Topics: Atmospheric science, HDTV, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Clouds, Cloud Types, What -- Aeronomy of Ice...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10115
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The Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) mission will provide the first detailed exploration of the Earth's unique and elusive noctilucent or night shining clouds that are found literally on the 'edge of space'. Located near the top of the Earth's mesosphere (the region just above the stratosphere), very little is known about how these polar mesospheric clouds form or why they vary. They are being seen at lower latitudes than ever before and have been growing brighter and more frequent,...
Topics: Clouds, Earth, HDTV, Noctilucent, AIM, What -- Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, What -- Polar,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10148
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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
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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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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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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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Water Vapor And Climate Change - There is no more important greenhouse gas than water vapor. As one of the fundamental parts of Earth's atmosphere, water vapor affects global warming in both positive and negative terms, and offers a trail for scientists to follow towards a better understanding about how the planet functions as a whole. It's also one of the principal aspects of the Earth's climate targeted for study by the Aqua satellite. By applying integrated analytic tools to the study of...
Topics: Byrne, Condensation, Earth Science, Evaporation, Gonnelli, Precipitation, Rain, Transpiration,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10017
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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
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Arctic Vortex - During winter, stratospheric winds (uppermost atmosphere) tend to form a vortex around the North Pole. These polar clouds lead to chemical reactions that affect the chemical form of chlorine in the stratosphere. In certain chemical forms, chlorine can deplete the ozone layer. Note: This is the standard definition version of the Arctic Vortex animation MPEG. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI). Scientist: Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC). Writer: Michael Starobin (HTSI).
Topics: Arctic Jetstream, Atmosphere, Byrne, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Ozone, Stratospheric Clouds,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10005
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The Argo instrument probe. It works in conjunction with many others of it's kind to collect data about ocean currents. Note: This animation shows the Argo probe on the ocean surface as it relays information. It then decends below the surface to collect additional data. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topic: Argo
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10286
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On Friday, August 1, 2008, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half the Earth. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in Canada and extends across northern Greenland, the Artic, central Russia, Mongolia and China. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes northeastern North America, most of Europe and Asia. Note: August 01, 2008, Total Solar Eclipse path. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI)....
Topics: Earth, HDTV, Moon, Solar Eclipse, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Moon, Where -- Canada, Where...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10218
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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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Electrons rain down from the Earth's radiation belts, exciting atoms into radiative states along the way. Note: Electrons collide with atoms sending them into radiative states. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Nicola Fox (Johns Hopkins University/APL), Art Poland (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: Aurora, Where -- Poland
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10077
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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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Stills from the animation series, suitable for framing Note: Print 1 Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Calipso, What -- CALIPSO
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10316
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Beauty pass of Calipso spacecraft on orbit over Earth Note: Calipso in orbit over Earth Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: Calipso, What -- CALIPSO, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10285
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This sequence of images is from a computer animation illustrating an artist's concept of Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) cannibalism. Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are clouds of electrified, magnetic gas weighing billions of tons ejected from the Sun and hurled into space with speeds ranging from 12 to 1,250 miles per second (about 20 to 2,000 kilometers per second). The first CME blasts from the right side of the sun (bright, white area), and as it expands into space, it becomes fainter. A second...
Topics: Coronal Mass Ejection, HDTV, What -- Sun, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10070
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Carbon And The Ocean -- The Slow Cycle - The oceans are vast, and their processes as complex as their waters are deep.Phytoplankton absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and nutrient rich waters and grows in wide colonies called blooms. These blooms are highly dependent on surrounding environmental conditions. As phytoplankton grows, it forms the foundation for the food chain, thus passing carbon up to higher life forms. But just as on land, links in the ocean's chain of life also break,...
Topics: Atmosphere, Byrne, Carbon Absorption, Carbon Ocean Cycle, Carbon Release, Carbon Reserve, Carbon...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10007
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The Carbon Cycle - The carbon cycle on land, acted out here show a tree taking in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and combined with water and nutrients from the soil, growing. In the fall and winter, parts of the growth die off and release some carbon back into the system. At some point, the tree is no longer able to take in carbon and begins to die. When that happens, all the carbon absorbed in its body is released back into the cycle as it decomposes. Fire can accelerate this, sending...
Topics: Atmosphere, Byrne, Carbon Absorption, Carbon Land Cycle, Carbon Release, Carbon Reserve, Decompose,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10006
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This movie illustrates how the Earth's axial tilt is responsible for the changing solar insolation with the seasons. Note: Changing seasons as the Earth orbits. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Earth, Seasons, Space science, Sun, What -- Earth, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10065
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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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This is a closer view of Comet Encke's collision with a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) as seen by the STEREO satellite on April 20, 2007. The collision is notable because it completely removed Encke's tail. The blue color here is a gradient added to help make the comet and CME more visible. Note: Closeup of Comet Encke Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Angelos Vourlidas (NRL). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: Comet, Coronal Mass Ejection, Sun, Solar System, Comet Encke, What -- STEREO, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10176
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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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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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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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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and ORBIMAGE, Conceptual Image Lab. NOTE: All SeaWiFS images and data presented on this web site are for research and educational use only. All commercial use of SeaWiFS data must be coordinated with ORBIMAGE (http://www.orbimage.com).
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Deep Water Feast: Upwellings Bring Nutrients to The Surface- Large phytoplankton blooms tend to coincide with natural phenomena that drive cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface. The process is called upwelling. Here's what's happening: winds coming off principal land masses push surface layers of water away from the shore. Into the resulting wind-driven void deeper water underneath the surface layers rushes in toward the coast, bringing with it nutrients for life to bloom. It's different on...
Topics: Byrne, Coastal Water, Earth Science, El Nino, Gonnelli, La Nina, Ocean, Phytoplankton Blooms, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10019
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Carbon is the root of all life on Earth, and as it circulates through our biosphere, the Earth's state of health responds. Whenever the size of phytoplankton colonies in the ocean changes, it affects the amount of carbon absorbed from the atmosphere. These blooms are highly dependent on surrounding environmental conditions. As a hurricane passes over the tropical waters of the Atlantic, it draws up cold water from deep below the warmer surface. As the cooler water rises, it brings with it...
Topics: Byrne, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Hurricane, Phytoplankton, Phytoplankton Blooms, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10030
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NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) satellite captured the first images ever of a collision between a coronal mass ejection and a comet. Note: Comet Encke visualization from STEREO with a Black/Blue background. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Angelos Vourlidas (NRL). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: STEREO.
Topics: CME, Comet, HDTV, Sun, What -- Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory, What -- STEREO, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10159
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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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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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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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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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A group of four spacecraft make up the Con-X observatory working in unison to peer into black holes. Note: A single Constellation X spacecraft joins the other three in search of black holes. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: HDTV, X-ray, Black Hole, Constellation, Dark Matter, What -- Constellation
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10291
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Note: A coronal mass ejection erupts from the Sun and propagates out through the Solar System. Along the way it is detected by the spacecraft at Jupiter and Saturn. Eventually it is detected by the two Voyager spacecraft beyond the orbit of Pluto. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Coronal Mass Ejection, Jupiter, Solar Flare, Space science, Sun, What -- Sun, What -- Jupiter, What...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10045
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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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The gamma ray flare produced by neutron star SGR 1806-20, traveled 50,000 light years before impacting Earth. The burst was so powerful, that it disrupted Earth's ionosphere. Scientists know of only two other giant flares in the past 35 years, and this December 27, 2005 event was one hundred times more powerful than either of those Note: This animation illustrates Neutron star SGR 1806-20 which produced a gamma ray flare that disrupted Earth's ionosphere. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI)....
Topics: Earth, Gamma Ray, Neutron Star, Space science, Location, Ionosphere, Gamma Ray Burst, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10084
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Energetic electrons and ions can get trapped in the Earth's geomagnetic field forming a toroidal region around the planet known as the radiation belts. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Earth, Geomagnetic Field, Space science, Radiation Belts, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10068
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Note: Dead zones are areas of water so devoid of oxygen that sea life cannot live there. If phytoplankton productivity is enhanced by fertilizers or other nutrients, more organic matter is produced at the surface of the ocean. The organic matter sinks to the bottom, where bacteria break it down and release carbon dioxide. Bacteria thrives off excessive organic matter and absorb oxygen, the same oxygen that fish, crabs and other sea creatures rely on for life. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI)....
Topic: Gonnelli, Phytoplankton
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10056
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Dropsondes Away! - Described by a researcher as 'Pringles cans with parachutes', scientists dropped sensors called 'dropsondes' into 2001's Hurricane Erin to gain temperature, pressure, moisture and wind readings throughout different locations in the hurricane. An ER-2 allows for eight dropsondes deliveries, while the fully staffed DC-8 plane drops as many as 15 dropsondes within the hurricane. Note: This is the standard definition version of the Dropsonde Hurricane MPEG. Animator: Susan Twardy...
Topics: Byrne, DC-8, ER-2, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Moisture, Pressure, Storm, Temperature, Winds,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10009
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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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Beyond the Pale--Hyperion Imaging Spectrometer - It's not so much that the Hyperion instrument will be able to see the Earth more 'close up' or have a higher spatial resolution than previous instruments. Yet Hyperion's goals are nothing less than ambitious. The instrument is designed to gather highly complex data from a given region on the Earth by viewing the surface in terms of 220 distinct colors or 'bands' of light. Think of looking at a photograph in black and white and then comparing the...
Topics: Byrne, EO-1, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Hyperion, Imaging, Instrument, Spacial Resolution, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10018
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EO-1 Takes High Resolution images of Earth Note: EO-1 Overhead View Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: EO-1, What -- EO 1, What -- Earth
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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: Atmosphere, Byrne, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Layers, What -- Earth, What -- TIMED
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10014
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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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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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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?10100
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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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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?10102
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Join a ride with electrons along the Earth's magnetic field line to the formation site of the aurora. Note: View of the Earth's geomagnetic field and following the electrons down to the aurora formation. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: 3D Unstructured-mesh Magnetosphere Simulation.
Topic: Aurora, Electron, Geomagnetic Field, Magnetic Fields, Magnetosphere, Space science
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10058
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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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This animation shows a graphical representation of the electromagnetic spectrum and includes - Radio Waves, Infrared, Visible, Ultraviolet, X-Rays and Gamma Rays Note: Electromagnetic Spectrum Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI). Editor: Rich Melnick (HTSI). Producer: Rich Melnick (HTSI).
Topic: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Electromagnetic Spectrum
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10282
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An artist conception of the surface of Venus to Venus transit Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI).
Topics: Space science, Sun, Transit, Venus, What -- Venus, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10042
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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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GLAST's launch is scheduled for early 2008 from Cape Canaveral Air Station on Florida's eastern coast. GLAST will be carried on a Delta II Heavy launch vehicle, with 9 solid rocket boosters. The solids are actually from the Delta III series (hence the term 'heavy'), mounted on a Delta II. It has a 10-foot fairing and two stages. Stowed in the launch vehicle, the spacecraft is 9.2 feet (2.8 meters) high by 8.2 feet (2.5 meters) in diameter. Once deployed, GLAST becomes a little bit taller and...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10168
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The Large Area Telescope (LAT) detects gamma rays by using Einstein's famous equation (E=mc(squared)) in a technique known as pair production. When a gamma ray, which is pure energy, slams into a layer of tungsten in one of the Tracker's towers, it can create a pair of subatomic particles (an electron and its antimatter counterpart, a positron). The direction of the incoming gamma ray is determined by projecting the direction of these particles back to their source using several layers of...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10167
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The Universe is home to numerous extoic and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate inconceiveable amounts of energy. GLAST (Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope) will open this high-energy world as the first imaging gamma-ray observatory to survey the entire sky every day and with high sensitivity. Astronomers will gain a superior tool to study how black holes, notorious for pulling matter in, can accelerate jets of gas outward at fantastic speeds. Physicists will be able to search for...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10166
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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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This animation was used to illustrate a gamma ray burst that NASA's SWIFT might see. Note: Gamma Ray Burst Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Editor: Rich Melnick (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Swift.
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe, GLAST, Space, Swift, Gamma...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10245
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Gamma rays are the highest-energy forms of light in the electromagnetic spectrum and they can have over a billion times the energy of the type of light visible to the human eye. Gamma rays can be created in several different ways: a high-energy particle can collide with another particle, a particle can collide and annihilate with its anti-particle, an element can undergo radioactive decay, or a charged particle can be accelerated. In this animation, we see a high-energy photon collide with a...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Space science, Spectrum, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe, GLAST,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10155
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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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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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This animation takes us into a spinning pulsar, with its strong magnetic field rotating along with it. Clouds of charged particles move along the field lines and their gamma-rays are beamed like a lighthouse beacon by the magnetic fields. As our line of sight moves into the beam, we see the pulsations once every rotation of the neutron star. Note: This animation shows gamma-rays from a pulsar Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Scientist: Alice Harding (NASA/GSFC), Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC)....
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Space science, Universe, Pulsar, GLAST, Space, Fermi, What -- Beacon, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10205
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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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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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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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The 'greenhouse effect' is the warming of climate that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. Certain gases in the atmosphere resemble glass in a greenhouse, allowing sunlight to pass into the 'greenhouse,' but blocking Earth's heat from escaping into space. The gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect include water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxides, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). On Earth, human activities are changing the natural...
Topics: Atmosphere, Carbon Dioxide, Climate, Earth Science, Global Warming, HDTV, Methane, Climate Change,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10156
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This cut away of the Greenland ice sheet shows the high altitude accumulation region and the low altitude ablation (melt) zones. In a warming climate, both melting around the margins and precipitation in the interior increase, causing the ice sheet to grow in the middle and shrink at the edges. Note: This animation illustrates a cutaway of the high altitude accumulation zones and low altitude melt zones. Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI), Cindy Starr (GST). Scientist: Waleed Abdalati (NASA/HQ)....
Topics: HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Glaciers/Ice Sheets, Glacier Mass Balance/Ice Sheet Mass Balance,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10152
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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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Instruments added during SM4 will greatly expand the scientific power of the Hubble Space Telescope, putting Hubble at the 'apex' of its capabilities, adding improvement factors of 10-70 times in certain key performance areas.
Topics: Hubble Space Telescope, HST, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Apex, Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10318
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Instruments added during SM4 will greatly expand the scientific power of the Hubble Space Telescope, putting Hubble at the "apex" of its capabilities, adding improvement factors of 10-70 times in certain key performance areas. For more information please contact Goddard Space Flight Center Public Affairs Officers Susan Hendrix at 301-286-7745 or Ed Campion at 301-286-0697, http://www.nasa.gov Find more information about the Hubble Space Telescope and Service Mission 4 at...
Topics: Hubble Space Telescope, HST, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10321