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Great Zoom into Greenbelt, MD: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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.
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A seamless zoom from space to the ground, using data from Terra-MODIS, Landsat-ETM+, and IKONOS, and ending at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland    A seamless zoom from space to the ground, using data from Terra-MODIS, Landsat-ETM+, and IKONOS, and ending at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
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Animation Number:2185
Animators:Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
 Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
 Marte Newcombe (GST)
 Michael Mangos (GST)
 John McGinnis (NASA)
Scientist:Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Terra/MODIS (2000/03/06)
 Landsat-7/ETM+ (1999/05/11)
 IKONOS (2000/09/29)
Series:Great Zooms
Video:SVS2001-0024 *
Goddard TV Tape:G2008-041HD -- NASAs Landsat in HD 2008 Resource Tape
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DLESE >> Physical geography
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GCMD >> Location >> Maryland

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