Earth  ID: 3183

Great Zoom into the Houston Museum of Natural Science

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. Special thanks to Digital Globe and Space Imaging for providing the highest reolution data sets used.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Darrel Williams (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Missions:
Landsat
Terra

Data Used:
IKONOS 2004/01/19
Terra/MODIS 2002/11/17
QuickBird 2002/12/22
Landsat-7/ETM+ 1999-2000
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Great Zooms

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Houston
DLESE >> Human geography
DLESE >> Physical geography
GCMD >> Location >> Texas
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0