Earth Observing Fleet Still Image for Stereoscopic Viewfinder

  • Released Friday, January 28th, 2011
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:53PM
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NASA's Earth Observing fleet of vehicles constitutes a major milestone in the history of Earth science, facilitating the kinds of wide scale and synergistic research endeavors that until the last decades have been impossible to even consider. Many of the techniques being employed around Earth are a direct offshoot of technological and scientific techniques developed on missions to other worlds. NASA's continued commitment to primary research about our home remains a top priority not only to the agency, but to the nation, and the world as a whole. This visualization shows the spacecraft in NASA's Earth Observing fleet. The relative altitudes, speeds, sun position, and clouds are correct for 05 February 2010 at about 20:00 GMT.

This stereoscopic artistic rendition was created from previous animations and is intended for viewing through a special NASA Earth Science Viewfinder available through NASA Headquarters. An anaglyph version is included in addition to a printable viewfinder version. Individual left eye and right eye views are also included.

Background star field layer of orbital fleet still.  Only a single image is needed since the stars at an effectively infite distance)

Background star field layer of orbital fleet still. Only a single image is needed since the stars at an effectively infite distance)



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