Earth  Sun  Planets and Moons  Universe  ID: 329

Images of Earth and Space II

This videotape tours the Solar System and outer space using scientific visualizations from Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the HPCC Earth and Space Sciences Project. At the Sun, simulations investigate processes that create magnetic field and release energetic particles. Earth science begins with the Pacific Ocean, studying the 1997-98 El Niño and Cyclone Susan. Crossing the globe, visualizations trace North America's East Coast and ocean currents in the North Atlantic Ocean. The lights of the world's cities then show human impact. Next, two models probe nearby-space phenomena, fluid behavior in microgravity conditions and an asteroid collision. A jaunt to Mars explores the mountains and trenches of its dry, rocky exterior. The video concludes at a binary neutron star system, where two city-sized objects with the Sun's mass merge in a titanic explosion.

Visualization Credits

Fausto Cattaneo (University of Chicago): Lead Animator
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Wendy Shoan (NASA): Animator
Brendan Antiochos (NASA): Animator
William Wynn (NASA): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Steve Maher (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Jesse Allen (Raytheon): Animator
Peggy Li (NASA): Animator
James Tsiao (NASA): Animator
James W. Williams (GST): Animator
Shigeru Suzuki (NASA): Animator
Eric DeJong (NASA/JPL CalTech): Animator
Robert Crippen (NASA): Animator
David Curkendall (NASA/JPL CalTech): Animator
Joseph Jacob (NASA): Animator
Lucian Plesea (NASA/JPL CalTech): Animator
Marc Pomerantz (NASA): Animator
Frank Semerano (NASA): Animator
Cris Windoffer (NASA): Animator
Kathya Zamora-Diaz (NASA): Animator
Dave Bock (NASA): Animator
John Shalf (NASA): Animator
Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Animator
Grey Valenti: Narrator
Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Fausto Cattaneo (University of Chicago): Scientist
Anshu Dubey (University of Chicago): Scientist
Andrea Malagoli (University of Chicago): Scientist
Spiro Antiochos (Naval Research Laboratory): Scientist
C. Richard DeVore (Naval Research Laboratory): Scientist
Antonio Busalacchi (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Chris Kummerow (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Eric Hackert (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Yi Chao (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
Ron Blom (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
Doug Swesty (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Scientist
Alan Calder (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Scientist
Ed Wang (State University of New York at Stony Brook): Scientist
John Gardner (Naval Research Laboratory): Scientist
Robert Mechoso (UCLA): Scientist
Benny Cheng (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
Christopher Elvidge (NOAA/NGDC): Scientist
Kimberly Baugh (NOAA/NGDC): Scientist
Marc Imhoff (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Graham Carey (University of Texas): Scientist
Robert McLay (University of Texas): Scientist
Bill Barth (University of Texas): Scientist
Gurcan Bicken (University of Texas): Scientist
Spencer Swift (SGI): Scientist
Erik Asphaug (University of California, Santa Cruz): Scientist
Steven Ostro (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
Scott Hudson (Washington State University): Scientist
Willy Benz (University of Bern): Scientist
Daniel Scheeres (Iowa State University): Scientist
Paul Saylor (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Scientist
Jarrett Cohen (GST): Writer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio