Earth  ID: 2377

Great Zoom into Salt Lake City, UT: Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium (with Spin and Night Lights)

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.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Missions:
Landsat
Terra

Data Used:
Terra/MODIS 2000/12/06
DMSP/OLS
Landsat-7/ETM+ 2001/01/23
IKONOS 2000/03/22
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This item is part of this series:
Great Zooms

Keywords:
DLESE >> Human geography
SVS >> Olympics
DLESE >> Physical geography
SVS >> Salt Lake City
SVS >> Zoom
NASA Science >> Earth