Earth  ID: 3381

Great Zoom out of Chicago, IL: The Adler Planetarium

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 Adler Planetarium. The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago, Illinois was built in 1930 by philanthropist Max Adler. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan near the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and Soldier Field.

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


Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Cindy Starr (GST): Visualizer
James Garvin (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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 2000/03/06
IKONOS 2000/09/27, 2000/10/11
Landsat-7/ETM+ 2000/10/10, 2000/10/19
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

Goddard TV Tapes:
G2001-027
G2003-046

Keywords:
SVS >> Chicago
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Human geography
DLESE >> Physical geography
SVS >> Zoom
GCMD >> Location >> Illinois
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