Earth 

Great Zoom into Los Angeles, CA: The Hollywood Sign

Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves floating in virtual space just above the ground.


For More Information

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/stories/earthday2001/index.html


Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Missions:
Landsat
Terra

Data Used:
IKONOS 2000/07/08
Landsat None
Terra/MODIS 2000/12/25

This item is part of this series:
Great Zooms

Goddard TV Tapes:
G2001-027
G2003-046

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Hollywood
DLESE >> Human geography
DLESE >> Physical geography
SVS >> Zoom
NASA Science >> Earth