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Dynamic Earth - Teaser 1 [video]

Watch as this NASA animation shows the sun blasting out a coronal mass ejection that then slams into Venus.

 

This short video teaser is a clip from a 4-minute excerpt of "Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine," a fulldome, high-resolution movie playing at planetariums around the world.

 

Credit: NASA/GSFC

 

To see the full, narrated excerpt, go to: youtu.be/ujBi9Ba8hqs

 

The excerpt explores the fundamental power of the sun and how its energy drives the climate on Earth, and is made up entirely of new visualizations -- created by NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio -- that illustrate NASA satellite and model data of a coronal mass ejection from the sun, Earth's magnetic fields, and winds and ocean currents circulating around our planet.

 

These visualizations were recently accepted to be shown at the SIGGRAPH 2012 computer animation conference. To read more about this and the full movie, go to:

 

www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/dynamic-earth.html

 

The excerpt was also the basis for the 100th story released through the Scientific Visualization Studio's iPad app, called NASA Visualization Explorer. To see the app story in web form and to download the app, go to:

 

svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010900/a010984/

 

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.

 

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Uploaded on June 19, 2012